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Diocesan Scouting Chairman Honored at Annual Camporee

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More than 150 scouts and scout leaders took part in the annual Catholic Scout Camporee this month at Camp Tuscarora near Newton Grove. The event brings together Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from throughout the Diocese for a weekend of private and group prayer, religious activities, scout activities and liturgy. The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge led a prayer service for the gathering. Fr. Scott McCue, Diocesan Scout Chaplain, celebrated Mass at the weekend event.

The theme of this year’s Camporee was “Seeking God’s Path.” Presenter was Mr. Scott Workman, 11th and 12th grade youth minister at St. Thomas More Church in Chapel Hill, who is an Eagle Scout.

Mr. Frank Jackson, Chairman of the Catholic Committee on Scouting (CCOS), was honored with the prestigious St. George Award, the highest recognition the Diocesan Committee on Scouting can bestow upon an individual. Mr. Jackson, a parishioner at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Apex, has served as Chairman of CCOS since 2003, responsible for the overall organization and expansion of Catholic Scouting in the 54-county Diocese. Under Mr. Jackson’s leadership, the CCOS has earned the status of “Quality Diocese” three straight years.

Mr, Jackson is involved in his home parish where he is or has been Extraordinary Minister of Communion, member of the parish council, a lector, member of the men’s Club and catechist for RCIA. He is also a trainer for the Diocesan Safe Environment Program.

Above: Bishop Burbidge talking to Catholic scouts during Prayer Service at annual Camporee.

Below: Frank Jackson (center) with Bishop Burbidge and Fr. Scott McCue following presentation of St. George Award to Mr. Jackson.