While not a Catholic organization, St. Alfred believes in supporting scouting as an important youth development tool. Currently, St. Alfred only has a Boy Scouts program, but in the past they have had both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts as well. 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. 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.
Cub Scouts is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join the Cub Scouts, but they may be eligible to join the Boy Scouts. Boy Scouts is for boys 11 to 17 years of age. Boys also may become Boy Scouts if they have earned the Cub Scouts "Arrow of Light" award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old. If you have a young boy who is eligible for Boy Scouts, according to the above criteria, and are interested in finding out more about joining our troop, please contact the parish office.