DRAFT Interfaith Retreat 2023


Dec 8, 2023 to Dec 10, 2023



Avondale Scout Reservation
14433 LA-10
Clinton, LA 70722


The Interfaith Retreat will be postponed at this time and rescheduled for another timeframe.




Interfaith Retreat, December 8-10, Camp Avondale

Learn about your respective Religious Emblems and come meet ministers of many different faiths, all while having FUN as you meet fellow Scouts and Venturers from different area Councils, including Southeast Louisiana Council, Evangeline Council, Calcasieu, and Istrouma Area Council.

There will be morning Orienteering Courses to discover how your faith relates to you as a Scout/Venturer, as well as afternoon activities to include shooting sports, archery, aquatic paddling, climbing, a fishing derby and so much more!

The registration fee is $25.00 for Scouts BSA, Venturers, and adults. All adults are required to be registered with BSA in order to attend the Retreat. We ask that each Troop/Crew/Ship pre-register by Tuesday, December 5, 2023, so that we can be better prepared for your arrival. Registration will close on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. Saturday attendees must check in at the Administration Building upon arrival by 8:00 AM. Full registration fees will apply to Saturday-only attendees. The Registration Fee includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and Lunch and Dinner on Saturday.

Religious Emblems Counselor Training will be offered in the afternoon on Saturday for all adult Scouters, including Cub Scout leaders; two (2) Religious Emblems Small Groups for Youth (Scouts BSA and Venturers) will also be offered.

The workbooks for Protestants and Independent Christian Churches from PRAYER are as follows and can be purchased from your local Scout Shop or online:

  • Grades 6-8:  God and Church Student Workbook, No. 33599
  • Grades 9-12:  God and Life Student Workbook, No. 33609
  • Grades 6-8:  God and Church Counselor Manual for counselors, No. 33600
  • Grades 9-12:  God and Life Counselor Manual for counselors, No. 33610

For Catholic faiths:

  • Scouts, BSA:  Ad Altare Dei Youth Manual, No. 33094
  • Ventures:  Pope Pius XII Youth Manual, No. 33076
  • Scouts, BSA:  AdAltare Dei Counselor Manual, No. 33072
  • Ventures:  Pope Pius XII Counselor Manual, No. 34733A

For all faiths see the website:  scouting.org/awards/religious-awards/chart and scroll down to "charts of religious emblems" to find one's specific faith.

Please mark your Troop/Crew calendar for this special weekend, scheduled for December 8, 9, & 10, 2023 at Camp Avondale, Avondale Scout Reservation in Clinton, Louisiana.

The following documents must be brought to the Retreat for each participant.

 Annual Health and Medical Record

 BSA Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist

File Name Description
BSA Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist - Fillable Update 3/2022; Posted 9/2022 Download
Council Refund Policy Download
Interfaith Retreat Brochure Download
Interfaith Retreat Flyer Download
Interfaith Retreat Flyer BW Download
Interfaith Retreat Leader Guide Download
Interfaith Retreat Schedule of Events Download