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
- St. Agnes participates in
Catholic Youth Organization of Nassau and Suffolk
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
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 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.
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,
http://www.girlscouts.org or call Girl Scouts of
Nassau County at (516) 741-2550, ext. 254.
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
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
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.