Since 1948 Sacred Heart Parish has been a strong supporter of the Scouting movement. Currently Sacred Heart is the home to Boy Scout Troop 333 and Cub Packs 316 / 333. Over our 65+ years with the parish, and surrounding communities, the units of Sacred Heart have had the privilege to touching the lives of countless youth. We have helped to encourage and teach them during this most critical time in their lives on the values needed to be better adults.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold 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, understands that helping youth puts us on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Scouting, with programs for young men and women, helps meet essential needs of the young people growing up in our society through Mentoring, Lifelong Learning, Faith Traditions, Serving Others, Healthy Living and Building Character.
Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community. Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.
- Cub Scouts (ages 6 – 11) *
Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting: Character Development, Spiritual Growth, Good Citizenship, Sportsmanship and Fitness, Family Understanding, Respectful Relationships, Personal Achievement, Friendly Service, Fun and Adventure Preparation for Boy Scouts.
Under the direction of Cubmaster Angela Phillip and her experienced leadership staff, the Cub Pack meets every Saturday morning in the Gymnasium from 11:00am – 12:30pm. The first Saturday of each month the pack attends the Fatima Mass at the Chapel in the Martin de Porres Center from 8:45am followed by breakfast in the Father Nolan Unity Room.
Cub Pack 316/333 is separated into 5 Dens:
Tigers – 1st Grade
Wolves – 2nd Grade
Bears – 3rd Grade
Weblos 1 – 4th Grade
Weblos 2 – 5th Grade
Boy Scouts (ages 11 – 18)
Boy Scouting is a year-round program for boys age 11–17. Boys who are 10 may join if they have received the Arrow of Light Award or have finished the fifth grade. Boy Scouting is a program of fun outdoor activities, peer group leadership opportunities, and a personal exploration of career, hobby and special interests, all designed to achieve the BSA’s objectives of strengthening character, personal fitness, and good citizenship.
Under the direction of Scoutmaster Kelvin Willis and his experienced leadership staff, the Scout Troop meets every Friday evening in the Gymnasium from 8:00pm – 9:30 pm (the doors open at 7:30 pm to allow Scouts an opportunity to participate in pre meeting activities)
The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. We are always looking for additional support from adults to act as leaders in our units. Prior scouting experience, or a youth enrolled in the program is not a prerequisite. If you have some free time and would like to work with the youth of our community in a safe positive environment, instilling in them the values of the scouting program, please contact us, we will be more than glad to work with you.
Each of our units have regular meetings September through June, and offer and year round open registration period. You do not need to be a member of Sacred Heart Parish to register with our units. If you would like more information on the Scouting opportunities in Cub Scout Packs 316 / 333 or Boy Scout Troop 333, or to join one of our scouting family (as an scout or adult volunteer), please contact us via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org phone at (516) 978-7947