Boy Scouts

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The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.  Our Troup is governed by the Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scout Troup 91 is the Boy Scout Troup sponsored by our Parish.  It is open to all boys age 11 to 18. We meet every Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Church Cafeteria.  We do lots of exciting things!  We go canoeing, camping, hiking & even snow skiing!  We go to Summer Camp and Camporees every year.  We learn First Aid, Map & Compass skills, how to use a knife and axe and of course how to tie knots!

If you are interested, stop by at a Scout meeting to check us out or contact Barry Densmore, 256-318-2095 or densmorebj@gmail.com for more information.

Please consider supporting our troup with an online donation.  Contributing to the Boy Scouts of America creates opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and become instilled with values, principles, and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation. Boy Scouts of America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.  Yes!  I want to support my local Boy Scout Troup 7091 Now!

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Headed out to Summer Camp 2016!

Cub Scout Pack 91 is the Cub Scout pack sponsored by our Parish. Pack 91 is for boys grades 1st -5th who wish to join us on the Scouting journey. Although the Pack is separate from the Parish, the strong moral code of our Charter Organization blends well with the teachings of morality and kindness of the Boy Scouts. We accept new members at any time and welcome curious parents and prospective Scouts to come visit with us at a Pack meeting to see if Scouting is a good fit for their lives. We camp, play games, learn new things and become good citizens as we strive to help our future leaders grow.

Visit our Pack 91 website at: http://pack91decatur.scoutlander.com/publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=24374

The Founder’s Prayer

Father of us all, we meet before Thee here today, numerous in the lands we come from and in the peoples we represent, but one in our Brotherhood under Thy Divine Fatherhood.  We come before Thee with hearts grateful and gladdened by the many blessings Thou hast granted us and thankful that our Movement has prospered as acceptable in They sight. In return we would lay on Thine Altar, as our humble thank-offering, such sacrifice as we can make of self in service to others. We ask that during our communion here together we may, under Thy Divine Inspiration, gain a widened outlook, a clearer vision of all that lies open before us and of our opportunity.  Thus we may then go forth with strengthened faith to carry on our mission of heightening the ideals and powers of manhood, and of helping through closer understanding to bring about thy happier Rule of Peace and Goodwill upon Earth. Amen 

Scouter Prayer

Dear Lord, from your judgment seat on high, look down on a Scoutmaster such as I. Search me through and find me whole. Then help me, Lord, to reach my goal. Help me, Lord, to work for Thee, Guard my homeland – keep it free.  Help me to work with others and be kind, Helpful with my hands and mind.  Keep me, Lord, both well and strong, To help growing boys along. Control my thoughts, keep them right, Sound, clean weapons for life’s fight. Protect my morals, keep them high, Grant this to a Scouter such as I. Amen