Ministries: Youth

  • Boy Scouts: Boy Scout Troop 33 is sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have a track record of producing boys of character and our future leaders. St. Francis has a Boy Scout Troop to meet the needs of boys and families in this growing community. Troop 33 is focused on: Values, Service, and Character Development; Outdoor Adventure and Personal Fitness; Skills Training and Advancement; Camping in Augusta County, the Region, and Beyond.

    Boys who are 11 years old, or who are 10 years old and have finished 5th grade or received the Webelos Arrow of Light award, and are not yet 18, are eligible to join. All boys are welcomed, whether a member of St. Francis or from the community. Regular Troop meetings will be every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

    The Troop goes on frequent outings at dedicated campgrounds at Camp Shenandoah in Swoope, VA, and throughout the region. The adventure for boys will include camping, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, marksmanship, pioneering and orienteering, historic and civic field trips, swimming, sports, and much more. Troop 33 will also emphasize service to the community.

    To join or for more information, contact Bob Young at 301-524-4013 or [email protected]. You can also visit the Scout website at

  • Youth Group: The St. Francis Youth Group meets on Thursday evenings in Assisi Hall at 6:30 p.m. Ministry Coordinator: Josh Smith.