Scouts

CUB SCOUT PACK 103

We are hosted by charted organization St. Jude the Apostle Church located in Baton Rouge, LA. We hope you and your boys will be lifelong Scouters and Scouts. You will find much information on our home page and on the national scouting web site at http://www.scouting.org/.

Please visit our Pack Web Site at http://www.stjudepack103.org.

Visit the Pack Web Site for all Events, Calendars and Photos of Fun!
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Scouting helps meet six essential needs of
young people:

Scouting helps meet six essential needs of young people:

Mentoring

Scouting provides youth with good role models who can have a powerful impact on their lives. We have a provess that screens, selects, and trains the leaders who can provide the attention all yound people need to succeed in life.

Lifelong Learning

Scouting provides structured settings where kids can learn new skills and develop habits of continual learning that will help them succeed. Scouting offers a proven program of discovering, sharing, and applying knowledge and skills that last a lifetime.

Faith Traditions

One of the key tenets of Scouting is “duty to God.” While Scouting does not define religious belief for its member, it does encourage each young person to begin a spiritual journey through the practice of his or her faith tradition.

Serving Others

Scouting is deeply rooted in the concept of doing for others. “Do a Good Turn Daily” is a core Scouting precept. Scouting encourages young people to recognize the needs of others and take action accordingly.

Healthy Living

Young people need to be well. To get the most from life, one must be both mentally and physically fit. A commitment to physical wellness has been reflected in Scouting’s outdoor programs such as hiking, camping, swimming, climbing, and conservation. First aid, lifesaving, and safety programs are synonymous with Scouting. Our programs today include strong drug abuse awareness and prevention programs emphasizing the value of healthy living habits.

Building Character

Few will argue with the importance of teaching values and responsibility to our children – not only right from wrong, but specific, affirmative values such as fairness, courage, honor, and respect for others. Beginning with the Scout Oath and Scout Law, the Boy Scouts of America program is infused with character-building activities that allow youth to apply abstract principles to daily living situations.

You are invited to contact any of our leaders by visiting our “Contact the Leaders” (http://www.stjudepack103.org/contact-the-leaders) page. We are all available to help answer any questions or concerns.

On behalf of Pack 103 – The St. Jude the Apostle Cub Scouts – We wish you and your family the very best and hope you will become the next scouting family in our Pack.

Sincerely,
Your Leaders

Cub Scout Pack 103

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GIRL SCOUT SERVICE UNIT 114

Currently St. Jude Church has 8 active troops ranging from First Grade through 12th grade. Please contact Kelli Knight, Service Unit Administrator at mikelli@cox.net for more information!

How Can Girl Scouts Benefit Your Daughter?

For over a hundred years Girl Scouts has been an organization that promotes the positive sides of life and growing up.

In general regular troop meetings, earning badges, outings, overnight trips, and gatherings provide a place where all girls are accepted and everyone can learn something new while having fun.

Some of the specific areas GS badges focus are:

Encouraging Healthy Living Among Girls

Girl Scouts has a unique understanding of the complex issue of healthy living and what motivates girls to adopt healthy lifestyles. Issues such as low self-esteem, cyberbullying, healthy media images and eating disorders, that directly and disproportionately affect girls’ health.

With more than 60 healthy living-related badges and a historic emphasis on health in the Girl Scout experience, girls are educated and empowered to take action to strengthen their physical and emotional health and positively impact their communities and the world.

Increasing Girls’ Involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Around 3rd grade, girls begin to lose interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). As they age, theproblem only gets worse – the percentage of girls who say they would not study math anymore given the choice increases from 9% to 50% in the years between 4th and 12th grades. As a result, women are vastly underrepresented in STEM fields – at a time when our country needs all the scientists and engineers it can educate. With more than 70 badges and patches and a journey program entitled, It’s Your Planet – Love It!, focused on STEM-related activities, Girl Scouts are encouraged to explore many possibilities in STEM-related fields.

Improving Financial Literacy

Financial literacy skills matter now more than ever. With youth controlling more than $172 billion in spending, and one in three carrying a credit card, we must ensure that all youth – including girls – have the information they need to properly save, spend, budget, and invest.

In addition to providing its very successful Girl Scout Cookie Program and Cookie Business Curriculum, Girl Scouts is partnering with other organizations to expand its financial literacy curriculum. Organizations like Junior Achievement and First Bank and Trust, are joining with Girl Scouts to provide and facilitate a variety of skill-building workshops for girls as well as adult leaders.

Girl Scouts and Faith

Girl Scouts are united by a belief in God. Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has enjoyed the support of religious organizations. Together we have enriched the spiritual lives of Girl Scout members, each of whom strives from the perspective of their own personal belief to live up to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Many religious organizations, ESPECIALLY our Baton Rouge Diocese and Bishop Muench, develop and administer religious award programs specifically for Girl Scouts. Because of this powerful partnership, Girl Scouts have become stronger members of their own faith, and girls from every faith have felt welcome in Girl Scouting. For more information, visit our Girl Scouts and Faith page.

GIRLS SCOUTS IS FUN!!

While camping, earning badges, and learning girls have great experiences and fun that provides a lifetime of memories!

I Can Make a Difference
There can’t be a troop without a leader. If your daughter does not have a troop for her age group you may consider becoming a leader.

Girl Scouts offers a leadership experience like no other. You can become a part of the 3.2 million members worldwide, who are discovering what it takes to become a positive and influential leader. Troops build girls of courage, confidence, and character; You, as a leader, can help make the world a better place.

What’s involved in becoming a volunteer?
All Leaders are volunteers. The staff of the Girl Scouts Louisiana East invite women and men to take leadership roles. Experience is not required. Volunteers who work with girls are asked to complete a very simple adult screening process that consists of a volunteer application, background check, and reference inquiries. Volunteer training will give leaders the support and guidance for holding meetings and setting goals. Much of the training can be done online to accommodate a troop leader’s busy schedule.

Further information can be found at www.GSLE.org

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Contact Kelli Knight, Service Unit Administrator at mikelli@cox.net

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