Bishop Stika spotlights youth and adult Scouts

‘The Scouting program has fortified people who are able to recognize their challenges, gifts, and abilities’ By Dan McWilliams Bishop Richard F. Stika continued an annual recognition of youth and adults in Scouting this year with an 8:05 a.m. Saturday Mass on March 7 at the Cathedral of the Most …

Trail Life USA program for boys is new to DOK

By Dan McWilliams There’s a new organization in the Diocese of Knoxville that falls under the Scouting umbrella. Trail Life USA now has a troop based out of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga. Trail Life is a Christian-based program for boys, similar to the Christian-based American …

Scouting dinner sees changing of the guard

Longtime diocesan Scouting committee chair George LeCrone Sr. passes the torch to new leader Chris Manning By Dan McWilliams The annual diocesan Scouting Mass and dinner March 17 saw a changing of the guard along with the presentation of youth and adult awards. The Mass was the first Scouting liturgy …

Pack 22 members receive awards

On April 12, George LeCrone Sr., chairman of the Knoxville Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, presented awards to 10 members of Pack 22 at their Blue and Gold ceremonies. Receiving their Light of Christ awards were Austin Ayo, Matthew Brun, Luke Gensheimer, Mac Howley, Johnny Johnson, Carson Kyker, Jake La …