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About Troop 918

Troop 918


Chartered by Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Cottleville on 02/14/1996, Troop 918 follows the Methods and Aims of the BSA with guidance in our program as a Catholic creedal organization.

We are a fully youth run unit. This means your son will vote on an election night as to who he would like to lead him from his peers in his troop.  The elected youth will plan, organize, and conduct the meetings with  the mentorship of trained adult leaders. Adults do not take control of  meetings.

 


Troop 918 has earned the Gold-level (top 10%) of Journey to Excellence unit award for the past 5 years.


Troop 918 has earned the Pope Paul VI unit award from National Catholic Committee on Scouting.


Troop 918's Scoutmaster is Wood Badge trained.

 

Troop 918's Scoutmaster is Philmont Training Center Trained

Schedule:  Troop meetings are weekly on second through the last Tuesdays at 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Saint Joseph Parish School Cafeteria (off lower South Lot) 1351 Motherhead Road <maplink>. We regularly have outings and weekend camping as well as summer camp and high adventure opportunities.

Schools We Recruit and Serve:   Saint Joseph Parish School, Warrren Elementary, Francis Howell Middle and High Schools, Francis Howell Central Middle and High Schools and a variety of Catholic Archdiocesan and Private Schools.

A strong and active committee and great parent/family backing

 # of registered members: 41 Scouts and 27 Trained Adult Leaders

Eagle Scouts: 56 as of 121/2016

Our big annual event:

  • Lock-In in January

Philosophy:

Scouting reinforces the skills and values we want our sons to learn while they're having fun.    Our goal at Troop 918 is to continually develop a program that will challenge the youth of our community to make a difference in the environment they live and develop leadership skills in a safe environment that prepares them for life.  Scouting goes far beyond camping, canoeing, hiking, earning merit badges, rank advancement.  Scouting is a way of life, a set of values and standards we try to teach these young men.

If we are able to influence our youth with the right values, morals and standards now, this will become their way of thinking which will govern how they make decisions in the future.  At some point in our future, these same young men will be making decisions, judgments, laws, and other life changing actions that will affect our lives.  Those decisions will be in our best interest if we have given them the proper foundation to build their way of thinking and reasoning.

Community Service:

  • Daniel Boone Home service projects
  • Knights of Columbus service projects
  • Saint Joseph Parish Cottleville - Easter Vigil Fire
  • Memorial Day flags at Jefferson Barracks
  • Mound Ridge Christian Camp
  • Pinewood Derby Assistance