As an international association of believers, the International Catholic Conference of Scouting is a private juridical person according to canons 298-311 and 321-329 of the Canon Law of the Catholic Church.
The ICCS is in contact with the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life for any pastoral issues, and to participate in the workings of international organisations.
Guaranteeing Communication between the Catholic Church and WOSM
On an international level, the ICCS is the representative organisation which ensures the institutional link between the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) and the Catholic Church.
Inviting Young Catholic Scouts to Participate in the Life of the Church
The ICCS invites its members to promote among its children and young people any event carried out by the Church community which hosts them (parishes, schools, dioceses, episcopal conferences, continental conferences, the Vatican). It shares the invitations to local, regional or world gatherings of young Catholics, especially the World Youth Days, and to the Church’s campaigns. The ICCS asks Scouts to implement the diocese pastoral letters, the papal encyclicals, especially Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti, in which Scouting sees itself fully represented.
Supporting the Link between Scout Associations and the Local Church
The ICCS is asked to provide advice and help in difficult situations, such as a lack of links between the associations (or Catholic committees) and the local church, or difficulties when collaborating within an open association between the national HQ and the Catholic committee. The ICCS does not have the power to take a side or take part in the decision-making process of the associaitons. Instead, it get in touch with the mamber associations to develop musual assistance, to develop faith education programmes, to train spiritual counsellors and chaplains, etc… .
During World Youth Day in Lisbon, the International Catholic Conference of Scouting (ICCS) was present to celebrate this event that brings together young Catholics. Scouting (ICCS) was present to celebrate this event that brings together young Catholics. Various...
On the coast of Caparica, about 15 km from Lisbon, was the place chosen by the ICCS to give almost a thousand scouts, mostly from France but also from Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and other countries; a unique and special experience of scout life combined with the...
On Saturday September 16, in BORAN SUR OISE (France), the Sisters of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem celebrated the 60th anniversary of their canonical recognition by the Church. Bishop Jacques Benoit Gonnin of Beauvais-Noyon-Senlis presided over the Eucharistic...
Encuesta Movimiento Scout – Iglesia Católica Quisiéramos comenzar a construir un diagnóstico sobre la relación del Movimiento Scout con las estructuras eclesiales en nuestra región, para empezar a pensar juntos métodos de articulación y gobernanza que nos permitan...
Se realizo la primer reunión de Capellanes encabezado por el Capellán Sub Regional Pbro. Javier Rohwein donde abordaron temas de interés de la subregión y temas que acontecen a las OSN. Este equipo se reúne periódicamente para acompañar la actualidad y el PLAN...
Nuestro Secretario Regional Juan Pablo Gutiérrez Alzate realizó en conjunto con la Coordinación Laudato Si Colombia y la Pastoral Universitaria la Presentación del Documental sobre "La Carta" sobre la Encíclica Ecológica del Papa Francisco el pasado Jueves 31 de...
Adventure of faith
The mission of the Christian and the scout leader
Evangile et Vie scoute
Chants et Prières
Le Chant de la Promesse
Le Chant des Adieux
La Légende du Feu
Notre-Dame des Eclaireurs
Cantique des patrouilles
Patron Saints of Scouting
Saint George (born 275/280 – 23 April 303) is a 4th century martyr who lived in Lydda (nowadays Lod, in Israel). He is usually represented as a knight slaying a dragon, making him an allegory for the victory of the Christian faith over the devil, or more generally of good over evil.
Saint George is the patron saint of many countries, among which England, regions and towns. Among others, he is also the patron saint of knights and armourers and of scouting.
Saint George is celebrated on 23 April or 3 November (day of the transfer of the relics and consecration of the Church in Lydda in the 4th century), and 32 November in Georgia.
Francis of Assisi (1182 – 3 October 1226) was born in Assisi (Italy). After a privileged childhood, Francis discovers in the Gospel a meaning for his life. He gives up all riches and founds the Order of Friers Minor (OFM). Francis celebrates creation by living in harmony with everyone and respecting everyone. He was canonised in 1228 by pope Gregory IX and John Paul II made him the patron Saint of ecology. Francis of Assisi is considered the forerunner of interreligious dialogue.
Saint Francis is the patron saint of Italy, of animals, of ecology and of cub scouts.
Saint Francis is celebrated on 4 October in the Catholic liturgical calendar.