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Boy Scouts
- Sponsored by the St. Agnes Council 2548 of the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scout Troop 163 and Cub Scout Troop 163 meet regularly at St. Agnes.  Trained parent leaders work with the boys to provide a well-organized, yet relaxed, fun atmosphere in which they learn the principals of scouting, develop leadership skills, build character, strengthen faith, and provide service to the parish and the larger community. The full-year calendar of activities, include monthly weekend camping/adventure trips as well as a one-week summer camp program in July. Many scouts advance rapidly and there has been a long-standing tradition of producing Eagle Scouts. Regular weekly meetings are held on Tuesday evenings in the St. Agnes lower hall.

Cub Scout Pack 163 begins in grade 1 and has monthly pack activities centered on family fun for scouts, parents and siblings alike. The opportunity is provided for scouts to be publicly recognized for their growth and advancement in scouting. Weekly den meetings offer the setting for scouts to work on craft projects, enjoy games, learn the principles of citizenship, develop character and experience leadership in a safe, fun atmosphere.  Learn more about the Boy Scouts by visiting www.beascout.org 

- St. Agnes participates in Catholic Youth Organization of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 
The CYO Sports Program is not just about the final score. It’s about positive coaching, good sportsmanship for children and their parents, learning to live together in a diverse community, maximizing talents, and fostering the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual strength in
each of us.

The St. Agnes CYO Sports Program is open to boys and girls in grades four through twelve. Its goals are to promote sportsmanship, teamwork and the development of each child’s self esteem and natural abilities. It provides children the opportunity to participate in organized basketball, swimming, track and volleyball programs. St. Agnes CYO teams compete against teams from other parishes in the Diocese. At the end of each season the participants in each sport join together for a Mass in the Cathedral, followed by a Communion Breakfast and awards ceremony in the Parish Center.
Girl Scouts
- Girl scouting has a long tradition of service in the St. Agnes parish community. Over 16 troops , from Daisies to Cadettes (Kindergarten age to 9th Grade), are affiliated with the parish, which include close to 300 girls and 55 trained leaders. Meeting on a bi-weekly basis, Girl Scouts troops are actively involved in numerous parish and community service projects (Maple Avenue Planting Project, St. Agnes Blood Drive, Local Holiday Coat Drive, Working at area soup kitchens, visiting the Sisters of Mercy). Girls are afforded the opportunities of travel, experiential learning and service to the parish as well as surrounding communities, in their troops.

Girl Scouts of Rockville Centre won First Place in the 2003 St. Patrick's Day Parade for Best-Uniformed Association where over 15 troops of all ages were represented. Additionally, Cadet troops have been on the Today Show in NYC, Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts Square Dance, Brownie Bake-off, Hip Hop Night Out, Winter Ice Skating at Grant Park, and Americana Night at the Recreation Center.

If you or your daughter would like to find out more about how Girl Scouts can become a part of your life, log onto http://www.girlscouts.org or call Girl Scouts of Nassau County at (516) 741-2550, ext. 254.


Youth Group - The St. Agnes Youth Group goal is “to foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person. We seek to draw youth to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the entire faith community.” Throughout the year, we plan and participate in events and programs that will help to achieve this goal, while having fun and building community.

We also take time for the teens to discuss what is going on in their lives and how best to handle situations they encounter every day. These have included peer pressure, substance abuse, bullying and loss of a loved one to name a few. We strive to provide a place where the youth can just be themselves and feel comfortable in a world that can be very difficult for them.

On Sundays, the youth attend and participate in the 5:00 pm Mass by acting as lectors, ushers and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. They also lead the congregation in song. After Mass, we meet in the Youth Room for a hot meal, graciously provided by one of our parents. After dinner, we may play games, have a guest speaker or even just “hang out,” whatever is appropriate that day.
Service activities are a big part of the program. We’ve run clothing, food and toiletry drives and regularly volunteer at the Holy Redeemer soup kitchen in Freeport. Retreats and “Lock Ins” help to deepen the faith and spirituality of the teens, while field trips and parties round out the program, making it fun as well as a formation experience.

Whether singing at Mass, serving food to the homeless or dancing at our “Cruise to Nowhere,” our Youth Group members are living out the Gospel message.


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