Precious Blood Parish is proud to be the home to three scouting troops under the Boy Scouts of America with a rich 48-plus years of Scouting tradition. As with “All Scouting Units” all of these troops are open for membership to anyone from anywhere!
St. Agnes Boy Scout Troop
Days: Thursday nights (September through 2nd week of June)
Location: St. Agnes Church Center Hall
St. Mary Cub Scout Pack 721
Saint Mary School/Church sponsors Cub Scout Pack 721 which is open to all boys ages 7-11.
Ages: 7 years -11 years, Grade 1 - 5
St. Mary Boy Scout Troop 721
Boy Scout Troop 721 is an extremely active unit at Saint Mary’s with over 50 boys, with an Adult Unit Committee of over 48 trained male and female Adult Leaders. Troop 721 is the largest and most active Boy Scout Troop in the Wepawaug Valley District of the Connecticut Yankee Council, and is noted for its quality programming, trained Adult & Youth Leadership Cores, and for producing many, many Eagle Scouts, the names of whom are detailed on the Eagle Honor Roll in the School lobby. This is a year round program that is very active from simple tailgate type camping to extreme outdoor winter camping to Snowmobiling in Maine. You name it the Troop does it!
Ages: 10.5 years - 18 years
Time: 7 pm - 8 pm
Location: St Mary School Gym
Scout Bottle and Can Drive
2nd Sunday of the month
7:30am - 1:45pm
St. Mary Sea Scout Ship 721
Thanks to Father Cronin’s assistance we have formed our newest Scouting unit: “Sea Scout Ship 721”. This Scouting unit is open to both Boys and Girls ages 14 and older, and who have completed the eighth grade. The new “Sea Scout Ship 721” is a High Adventure type program based on Naval and Maritime traditions. The Ship, as the Unit is called, is chartered out of Saint Mary’s and maintains and operates a 30 foot Sailing vessel out of Milford Harbor.
Ages: Boys and Girls ages 14 years and older, and who have completed Grade 8
All Scouting units at Saint Mary’s have both male and female leaders. We have several fully trained Women Leaders in our Adult Leadership Core and in the Sea Scouting Program. Girls can also hold Junior Leadership Positions! In accordance with the Boy Scouts of America, National Council based in Irving, TX, and under the strict guidelines of the Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA, based in Milford, in order to be an Adult Leader or Unit Committee person for any scouting unit, the Main Adult Unit Leader must be a minimum age of 21 and have complete several Leadership training courses. Although at age 18, a male or female may hold the position of an “Assistant Scoutmaster”. All members of the Unit’s Committee as well as several additional Assistant Scoutmasters must be at least 21 years of age and also be considered “Fully Trained” including several Youth Protection training courses.
BOY SCOUT TAG SALE
DATE: November 4, 2017
TIME: 8am - 2pm
LOCATION: School gym
By donating reusable items to our tag sale, these items will be recycled and used by other families while raising money to support the Boy Scouts in our parish community.
If you have any donations, please drop them at SMS gym on Wednesday evenings from 7- 8:30pm (10/4 - 11/1).
We eagerly seek: antiques, collectibles, foreign currency (NEW THIS YEAR!) jewelry, instruments, paintings, pictures, cell phones, CDs, DVDs, records, housewares, lamps & linens, dishes & decorative items, books, games & toys, sporting goods, trikes & scooters, holiday items, and knick knacks. Tables are also available for rent at $30.