Boy Scouts of St Marina Troop 659
We are the Boy Scouts of St Marina, it is our official name. As such, we are not just a part of a 100 year old, Christian based, American Institution – the National Boy Scouts. But we are also an essential part of a 2000 year old, Christian based, ever-growing family. Therefore you can not be one and not the other with Troop 659.
Everything we do, as a Boy Scout Charter, is deeply rooted in the values and tenets of the Coptic Orthodox Faith. In fact, we strongly feel this very statement was the very foundation of the Boy Scouts 100 years ago. The Boy Scouts Law reflects the very teaching of orthodoxy: “A scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.” This law contains the same elements of what we teach our youth as deacons, as servants of the church and as members of the Coptic Orthodox faith.
What is the Boy Scouts?
Boy Scouts of America is a mission driven organization to prepare young boys to be morally straight young men. Through a variety of activities that include camping, hiking and many other outdoor activities young boys are taught to “be prepared” for the unexpected. Often times, these young men learn skills they had never been exposed to before they joined.
In addition, boys are taught leadership skills that can be applied in every aspect of their ever-growing life. St Marina is proud to offer this opportunity to its growing young men. Boys who are 12 years of age or in sixth grade are welcome to join. St Marina has open enrollment in September for the coming year.
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