Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scout Troop 15 | Venture Crew 2015 | Cub Scout Pack 15
Parents of boys face a lot of choices in after-school activities. Boys want to have fun, while parents want them to learn positive values and skills that will last a lifetime. If your son is about to enter sixth grade, Boy Scout Troop 15 may be exactly what you are both looking for.
Generations of American men have participated in and benefited from the Scouting Program, and the experience of serving millions of participants over more than a century has enabled us to make Boy Scouting one of the most exciting and rewarding programs available to your son. As a parent, you can be assured that Scouting involves a variety of activities, encourages good behavior, teaches lifelong values, and strengthens the bonds of family.
We meet weekly throughout most of the year on Tuesday nights at our parish hall from 6:30 -8:00 pm. We are chartered with St. Gabriel’s Parish.
Scouting as a Youth Ministry
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The aims of scouting are character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness.
Goals of Catholic Youth Ministry
The goals of Catholic youth ministry match Scouting’s three aims: Character development, preparation for responsible citizenship and physical and mental fitness.
Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
Character: Scouting’s values combine with the Gospel values taught by the Catholic Church are the basis for developing youth whose good character is based on the Gospel. The religious emblems programs offer a form of catechesis that is age and grade specific for each of the program phases of Scouting. Youth leadership positions in the Boy Scout troop offer opportunities for youth to put good Christian leadership into practice.
Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.
Citizenship: The Scout unit is one type of community. The home, parish, and civic communities are others to which a Scout belongs. In Scouting programs and activities they learn how to be responsible members of their various communities.
Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Physical and mental fitness: Scouting promotes holistic fitness. Some activities and programs are designed to develop healthful habits of diet and exercise. There are many challenges of learning new skills and exploring careers and hobbies through the merit badge program. The spiritual values imparted through the religious emblems programs, Scout retreats and the ideals of Scouting are there to contribute to sound spiritual growth.