We encourage all boys ages 6-18 (grades 1-12) with their father or male guardian to advance in manliness and virtue, through exciting and adventurous activities, that emulate our Saints and Jesus Christ.
What activities are planned?
Troop 303 is planning at least 3 campouts during the ’23-24 season. We also intend to have various other outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, etc.) throughout the season. At least one fundraising event will also take place during the season. To fulfill Christ’s call to be “Servants of God” multiple service projects will also be planned. An example campout agenda can be found here.
Do I need to be an experienced outdoorsman?
Not at all! The intent of TSG is to build the various skills that will transform our boys into men. The program keeps a strong foundation in the sacraments and keeps Christ at the center of all we do. As a Father AND Son organization, Fathers will be journeying with their sons and will strengthen their own spiritual life, as well as their outdoorsman skills, along the way!
What does it cost?
There are national dues, activity fees, and uniform costs. Troop 303 has outlined a Financial Mission to help all families join regardless of their financial situation. Please see here for more information.
What is expected of me, as a dad?
We ask you to be present to help set a good example in word and deed not only around the cadets, but also when no one is looking. Also, there will be opportunities to help guide the cadets during activities to instruct them as well as ensure everyone’s safety. All fathers are required to complete Safe Environment training as recognized by the Archdiocese. More information and training dates can be found here.