Youth & Young Adult
SJN Vacation Bible School is held each summer at St. John Neumann and is open to rising K-6th graders.
VBS is a weeklong event where children learn Bible verses, act out Bible stories, sing contemporary biblical music, watch and participate in skits, create crafts, play games, take part in a mission project, and have a healthy snack. Registration information will be updated each year on our website, in the church bulletin, and on our church Facebook.
Since 1985, Boy Scout Troop 125 has played an active role at St. John Neumann. During that time, Troop 125 has helped around 100 young men earn the rank of Eagle Scout. For over a century now, Scouting has been a lasting symbol of good moral values, as well as of adventure and achievement.
We invite all young men ages 11 to 17 to be a part of our program. We meet weekly on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the St. John Neumann School cafeteria.
In addition to our weekly meetings, we have monthly outings that include backpacking, mountain biking, canoe and kayaking, caving and snowboarding. No prior Scouting experience is necessary….just a desire for adventure! For more information, visit the Troop 125 website by clicking here.
The mission of girl scouting is to build courageous and confident girls with outstanding character who will make the world a better place.
Here at SJN we have several troops ranging in age who do just that. Our girls love our girl driven program ~ where they get to take the wheel and decide what kind of troop they want. They learn leadership skills by choosing and leading the patches/projects that interest them.
We participate, not only in fun projects and activities (like camping, hiking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities); but, the girls can also expand their STEM knowledge as well. We also develop strong character with our service projects. Service projects over the years have supported ETCH, ETCH NICU, animal shelters, Ronald McDonald House and many more. In 2018, we had 16 girls earn their Bronze Award. There are several steps in a Bronze Award culminating in a service project. Last year’s service projects included knitting blankets for youth cancer patients and putting together new adoption kits to provide an incentive for pet adoptions.
If you would like to join one of our troops, please see the grade level list below for contact information.
Kindergarden & First Grade (Daisies): SaraBeth Bentley
2nd & 3rd Grade (Brownies): Mary Marlowe & Jennifer McEnery
4th & 5th Grade (Juniors): Jennifer McEnery & Lori Smith
6th & 7th Grade (Cadettes): Lori Smith & Bre Kerschbaum
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
There are four aims of Scouting: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership.
The methods of Cub Scouting are: living the ideals, belonging to a den, advancement, family involvement, activities, serving the community, and the uniform.
Troops of St. George
Troops of Saint George, Troop 311, is a youth ministry of the Parish. Boys between the ages of 7 and 17 are eligible to register. Troop 311 has an ordained minister as its Chaplain. We are part of the National Troops of Saint George, Dallas, Texas, a 501(c)(3) organization. Troops of Saint George is a fraternal nonprofit apostolate for youth, men, and priests looking for a virtuous life of adventure. Initially founded in 2013, Troops do the following:
- Foster Catholic teaching and morals
- Teach our sons, or learn with them – archery, marksmanship, fishing, fire making, carpentry, cooking, and survival skills
- Primitive ten camping
- Frequent reception of the Sacraments
- Prayer around the campfire
Specific Troop 311 Activities
We hold at least one meeting and one outing per month. Activities and outings include, but are not limited to: camp-outs, game nights, movie nights (lives of the saints), snow skiing/snowboarding, youth orchestra performances, formal dinners, and service to the Church. We pray for our seminarians and invite them to speak to the Troop at our meetings/outings.
We provide –
- A safe environment for the boys to learn life skills, to practice their faith, and to have fun.
- A culture for scholarship, patriotism, and chivalry.
- Opportunities for creative thinking and adventure.
- Pray the prayers of the Church
- Encourage Eucharistic Adoration
- Frequent reception of the Sacraments
- Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Meetings and outings embrace the life of the Church by following the liturgical calendar.
Challenge (girls) and Conquest (boys) are our Catholic Youth Ministry programs for students in 5th – 12th grade to grow in knowledge of their Catholic faith, friendship with Christ, and make a difference and positive impact on their families, friends and in the world around them.
For Middle School, grades 5-8, Challenge meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month and Conquest meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Both meet from 6:30-8PM.
American Heritage Girls
AHG Mission: Changing Girls’ Lives and Leading Them Towards a More Christ-Centered Life.
American Heritage Girls (AHG) was founded by a group of parents wanting a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters in 1995. The AHG Program is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. AHG girls across the nation and the globe participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.
Today there are Troops in every state and in 15 countries around the world through the Trailblazer Program. A variety of Christian denominations are also represented as Charter Organizations for Troops. There are thousands of volunteer members across the country helping girls to grow in their faith, cultivate a heart for service, enjoy the great outdoors, and have more fun than they can imagine!