|Boy Scout Troop #575||Cub Scout Pack #3575||Girl Scouting|
As a part of the largest youth volunteer organization in the world, St. Joseph's Boy Scout Troop #575 has been in existence since 1969 and meets Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., in Hughes Hall September-May and at Krzys' pond, 7:00-8:30 p.m. during summer months.
This very active troop has a well rounded program based on the following:
Scouting is a program that supplements the family in helping the boy to grow physically, mentally and morally from boyhood to manhood.
From the boy’s standpoint especially, scouting is fun, adventure and comradeship.
It emphasizes outdoor activities and brings both young and old in contact with the beauty and wonder of God’s wonderful creation. Backpacking is Troop #575 specialty.
The Scouting movement has an advancement program in which a boy obtains knowledge and skills in many subjects on his journey from Tenderfoot to Eagle Scout.
Not only does it teach values, preparedness, self-reliance, teamwork, leadership and especially service but Scouting helps the boy to develop a stronger love of God, family, country, community and other people as well as himself.
Scouting is a program that helps to develop our most important natural resource – the youth of America.
Boy Scouting is open to all boys ages 11-18.
For information, please send an e-mail to the Troop firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Scoutmasters Rick Custer (330-221-5259), Tom Smith (330-274-8335) or Mike Rowe (330-274-8407), or visit the Boy Scouts of America website. For details concerning Cub Scouting for boys ages 6-10, see below.
Rick Custer (Head Scoutmaster), Tom Smith (Head Scoutmaster), Mike Rowe (Scoutmaster), Frank Collica (Scoutmaster), Mark Crookham (Scoutmaster), Roy Harris (Scoutmaster), Dick Krzys (Scoutmaster), Austin Anderson (Assist. Scoutmaster), Brock Benner (Assist. Scoutmaster), Edie Benner (Assist. Scoutmaster), David Collica (Assist. Scoutmaster).
Tom Smith (Chairman), Connie-Rae Duber, Trisha Galbraith, Evie Glova, Perry & Michele Green, Dave Gutowski, Sharon Harris, Deb Marquez, Nate Sadowski, Norm Sadowski, Chuck Teece, Andy Truax (Charter Organization Rep.), Jean Wojtecki, Liz Wright.
The "Unofficial Prayer of Troop #575" . . .
Pray of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Boy Scouts may earn Religious Awards in their faith. Below are programs that are the official religious recognition programs of the U.S. Roman Catholic Church for the various age levels of Boy Scouts. Members of other boy's organizations, please inquire.
Light of Christ - This emblem (grades 1-2) encourages Tiger Cubs and Wolf Cub Scouts to develop a personal relationship with Jesus. It is awarded on the parish level.
Parvuli Dei - This emblem (grades 3-5) is designed to help Bear and Webelos Cub Scouts to become more aware of God's presence in their daily lives, especially in their homes and communities. It is awarded on the parish level.
Ad Altare Dei - This emblem (grades 7-12) assists the Boy Scouts of the Latin Rite to develop a fully Christian way of life in their faith communities. The program is based on the seven sacraments. It is awarded on the diocesan level.
Pope Pius XII - This emblem (grade 9-college) deals with church-related ministries and vocations - avenues through which baptized persons commit themselves to serve humanity in obedience to God's call within our Catholic faith community. Also, available to Explorers and boys and girls in Venturing. It is awarded on the diocesan level. The Diocese of Youngstown, Catholic Committee on Scouting and Camp Fire is dedicated to providing quality religious recognition programming. Activities may include opportunities to participate in writing workshops, retreat days, Family Sharing Nights, service projects, and various other activities at all age levels.
The certificates, pins and medals designed for each of these programs serve as both a reminder of the experience and as symbols of commitment of faith through prayer, service, and responsible community participation.
Persons interested in information on Catholic scouting programs may visit the web, telephone 330.455.1600, or write: Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting & Campfire, Diocese of Youngstown, c/o Leo Koller, 2510 Tenth Street NW, Canton, OH 44708-4227.
Ad Altare Dei Award Recipients
Congratulations to Boy Scout Troop #575 members Steve Duber, Connor Rowe, Stephen Glova, Jacob Ober, and Collin Gross for receiving their Ad Altare Dei (Catholic Religious Award meaning to the altar of God) presented by Bishop Murry at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown on April 23, 2016. Based on the seven sacraments, this program helps the Scout develop a fully Christian life in the faith community. Thank you to Mr. Tom Smith and Evelyn Glova for all their hard work and dedication to these fine young men.
Also, Tom Smith was awarded the Bronze Pelican from the Diocese of Youngstown. This is the highest Catholic honor in scouting. Recipients of the Bronze Pelican award realize that they are to be useful and faithful instruments of Christ. They endeavor to develop in a boy or girl the awareness of God’s presence in all scouting activities. It is through these persons, who give of their time to counsel, to lead, and to train young people to be better Christian citizens, that a greater Christian content to scouting is provided. A well deserved honor for a great Scout leader.
Less than 3% of Scouts ever achieve the Eagle Scout Rank, the highest advancement award in Scouting. This achievement honors the recipient for their leadership ability, service and outdoor skills. To receive this award, Scouts must also plan, develop and lead an individual Eagle Service Project that serves any school, community or religious group. It is the sincere hope of everyone associated with these Eagle Scouts that they will continue to grow spiritually, mentally and physically and that they will continue to share their time, talents and treasure with God and others.
Eagle Rank Requirements
Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least 6 months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.
Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life. List the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references.
Earn a total of 21 merit badges (10 more than already earned achieving previous ranks), including the following: First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Personal Fitness, Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving, Environmental Science, Personal Management, Swimming, Hiking or Cycling, Camping, Family Life
While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of 6 months in one or more positions of responsibility such as patrol leader, librarian, historian, or assistant Scoutmaster.
While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee and the council or district before you start.
Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
Note: All requirements must be completed before a candidate's 18th birthday.
Click on the link above for a look at Troop #575's impressive Eagle's Nest.
Mantua Boy Scout Saves Mother's Life
St. Joseph's Boy Scout Troop #575 has a new hero in 13-year-old Steve Duber and the Boy Scouts of America is recognizing him for it. Steve was awarded the National Medal of Merit in July for saving his mother's life by performing the Heimlich Manuever on her this past January. Look for the complete story on the front page of the August 18, 2015 Record Courier!
Cub Scout Pack #3575
Cub Scouting weaves lifetime values into fun and educational activities designed to help parents teach their sons how to make good decisi ons throughout their lives and give them confidence as they become the adult leaders of tomorrow.
Cub Scouting is the phase of the program offered by the Boy Scouts of America for the 1st through 5th grade (or 7-10 year-old) boys and their parents.
The purposes of Cub Scouting are to help parents and community organizations help boys by:
Positively influencing character development and encouraging spiritual growth
Developing habits and attitudes of good citizenship
Encouraging good sportsmanship and pride in growing strong in mind and body
Improving understanding within the family
Strengthening the ability to get along with other boys and to respect other people
Fostering a sense of personal achievement by developing new interests and skills
Showing how to be helpful and do one's best
Providing fun and exciting new things to do
Preparing boys to become Boy Scouts
St. Joseph's Pack #3575 offers a 12 month/year round Scouting program. Our current Pack Leader is Abe Szoka (330-569-3425). Committee Chair is Cindy Olesh (330-221-2694).
September through April, meetings are held every Monday evening at 6:45-8:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph School building (there will be no meetings on holidays, during school vacations, or if schools are closed due to inclement weather). During the summer, May through August, monthly Pack activities are planned. Currently the Pack has the following dens:
Tiger Cub Scouts - 1st Grade
Wolf Cub Scouts - 2nd Grade
Bear Cub Scouts - 3rd Grade
Weblos I - 4th Grade
Weblos II - 5th Grade
Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.6 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts of North East Ohio serves more than 45,000 girls and 15,000 adults in an 18-county region. Membership is extended to all girls and adults who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Girl Scouts travel the world, learn 21st-century business skills and prepare for a high-tech future. Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. In the Girl Scouts, they discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together; and through the many enriching experiences provided by the Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.
Membership in the Girl Scout Movement is open to all girls (ages 5-17), and adults (women and men) who subscribe to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The Girl Scout organization actively seeks members of all races, religious beliefs, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Registration and troop formation takes place by October 1st of each year, however, new members can join at any time.
Various troops meet at St. Joseph's. Please visit the Girl Scouts of the Western Reserve website for more information.