Thursday, September 13, 2012

UPDATE: ConQuest 2012-2013 Season Is Underway!

Special thanks to the dads and boys who were able to make it last Friday to discuss this upcoming season and also to those who sent their suggestions separately. If you were not able to make it and have something to say, please feel free to email us at any time. We are going to have an amazing group this year!

We plan to hold the meetings every other Saturday beginning at 6:45 PM. The schedule for the first campaign is as follows:

October 13
October 20
November 3
November 17
December 1
December 8 - Awards

Hopefully, this regular meeting cadence will make it easier for you to make plans to be there. You will notice one exception to the "every other week" rule is the final meeting to close out the first campaign and the 2012 calendar year. We thought it was appropriate to wrap up the first campaign by honoring Our Lady's Immaculate Conception!

This year we are asking the dads and even the boys to take on a little more responsibility. We want to utilize your skills and creativity to make our meetings more dynamic and spiritually enriching. This will include everything from the basics like sharing snack duties to the more complicated such as preparing a short spiritual talk and discovering new dynamic activities for the kids to do. Look for more information regarding this in a forthcoming post, but those of you who are ConQuest veterans probably already have some excellent ideas in mind! In fact, you may have noticed that one of our dads already contributed a post that includes some good ideas for activities.

For those of you who are new to ConQuest, I should mention that there is a cost that goes toward the excellent Catholic curriculum materials that are developed by the national organization. Each boy also receives a kit, the contents of which vary from year to year. Typically, there is a t-shirt, water bottle, wall calendar, and other ConQuest-themed items. I do not yet know what this cost will be, but it will largely depend upon the number of kids who are signed up.

Please contact us if you have any questions. Remember to mention ConQuest to families you may know with boys ages 5-16. The entire family will benefit from their sons' experience.

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