Scouting is a program with a purpose. It is a way for youth to gain strong ethics, moral fiber, and duty to God, all while learning valuable skills and developing future leaders. The world has changed, but the basic concepts of Scouting have remained constant, with values, aims, and methods that continue to mold youth into exceptional adults.
The Scouts BSA program is for youth ages 11-17.
The Cub Scouts program is for youth ages 6-10.
At this time, both of these programs at St. Joseph are accepting boys only.
Scouts BSA Troop 746 was founded at St. Joseph in 1952. The Troop meets weekly on Friday nights in the Fr. Gribben Youth Center at 7:30 PM, and goes camping one weekend a month, year-round.
Cub Scout Pack 746 is currently rebuilding and is need of parents and volunteers to be Den leaders. If you can help, please contact Jack Redel.
For more information on Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts, and Scouting in general, you can visit the following websites:
Girl Scouts is an all-girl, girl-led, and girl friendly leadership program that prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership. “The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.”
There are different levels for different age groups that cater to girls’ development: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador.
Daisy - Grades K-1
Brownie – Grades 2-3
Juniors – Grades 4-5
Cadettes – Grades 6-8
Seniors – Grades 9-10
Ambassador – Grades 11-12
Currently 4 troops meet at St. Joseph Church Youth Building: Daisy Troop 73, Brownie Troop 1500, Junior Troop 982, Cadette/Senior Troop 772.
For more extensive general information on Girl Scouts or to join a troop visit the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland website, www.gscm.org.