Youth and Young Adult News

Patrick M. George achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Nov. 7.

His project entailed leading other Scouts and adult volunteers in creating a sitting area and erecting a flag pole in a new park in Swedesboro.  They prepared the area, enclosed it with landscape timbers, dug four holes with the use of an auger, placed mulch and bushes, built and installed two benches set in concrete and installed a flag pole.

Patrick is a member of the Youth Catholic Scouting Committee for the Camden Diocese and co-chair of our annual Catholic Scouting Spiritual Retreat. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 13 – Swedesboro, Southern New Jersey Council.

Jesuit Father Jeff Putthoff of Hopeworks in Camden recently spoke with the “Emerging Technology” graduate class at the Harvard School of Education. The two hour presentation covered Hopeworks in detail, addressing the socio-economic context of Camden and the dynamics of doing youth development with those in endemic poverty. Specifically, Father Putthoff addressed ways that technology helps to recover learning and how in the future possible applications of gamification will enable Hopeworks to reach more youth.

The Hopeworks Holiday Open House will take place on Monday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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