SINGAPORE – Five Catholic Chief Commissioners of Scouts attended Mass at Church of St. Mary of the Angels and met the Franciscan Scouts, a Catholic Venture Scouts troop based in the parish. Venture Scouts are for young people from the age of 14 to 18.

The commissioners were among 150 Chief Commissioners from various countries who came to Singapore in March to see why Singapore would be a good place to host the World Jamboree in 2015.

Their visit helped to build up the spirit of the Franciscan Scouts and encouraged them to know more about the international scouts movement, said Keenan Tan, Director of the parish’s Youth and Young Adults Office.

The Franciscan Scouts troop at the parish is only two months old but the scouts have have been integrating themselves into the life of the parish. They led the procession for Easter Vigil Mass in full uniform and helped to start the Easter fire to light the Paschal Candle.

As the ministry grows, it is finding new ways to engage the community and to enrich the lives of the youth. n

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