Cub Scouts: St. John’s is proud to sponsor Cub Scout Pack 317, which provides a wealth of educational, civic, service, and personal development opportunities (and the chance for lots of fun) for boys from first through fifth grade. Pack 317 meets during the school year at Farmersville Elementary School (the Pack is too big to fit here at church). To find our more about Cub Scouts generally, visit www.scouting.org/scoutsource/CubScouts. To find out more Pack 317, contact , or just show up for a meeting! Our Cub Scouts also have their own webpage—www.pack317bethlehem.scoutlander.com.
Boy Scouts: Once kids are too old for Cub Scouts, St. John’s also sponsors Boy Scout Troop 317 for boys from ages ten through eighteen. Troop 317 provides boys with endless opportunities for personal growth and development, to serve others and their communities, and to have a great time. During the school year Troop 317 meets right here at church on Tuesday evenings beginning at 7:00 pm. To find out more about Troop 317 you can simply come to any meeting on Tuesday evening. To find out more about Boy Scouts in general, just visit www.scouting.org.
Venturing Crew: St. John’s also sponsors Venturing Crew 317, and BSA group open to both young men and women ages fourteen through twenty-one. Like all Venturing Crews, St. John’s Crew 317 focuses on helping young men and women in four areas: adventure, leadership, personal growth and service—and yes, they also have a great time outdoors! Our Venturing Crew 317 meets with our Boy Scouts on Tuesdays at 7:00 right here at St. John’s during the school year. To find out more about Venturing, visit www.venturing.org. To find out more about Crew 317, come to one of our meetings.
Confirmation: Confirmation is the two-year process by which young people prepare for full membership in the church. It involves learning about God, about Christ, about the church and its ministries, and about themselves. Confirmation is open to young people who are interested in becoming members of the church and will be entering the seventh grade in the fall of the year they enter the program. If you’re interested in learning more about confirmation at St. John’s contact Pastor Heeckt.