Boy Scout Troop 51 chartered to St. Jude Catholic Church welcomes any boy who is age 11 or who has completed the 5th grade up to age 17. Membership at St. Jude Parish is not a requirement to be a member of Troop 51. The current Boy Scouts attend 10 different
schools systems. Youth are welcome to join Boy Scouts at any time.
Beginning February 1, 2019 girls will be allowed to join Scouts BSA in girl troops. Girls will work on the same advancement requirements as the boys including Eagle Scout. More information will be available in 2019.
Adults are welcome to volunteer with the troop provided all of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Boy Scouts of America requirements are met.
Troop 51 meets on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. in the St. Jude Family Youth Center. Meetings are held year round except for major holidays and a few other vacation times.
Scouts can advance at their own pace with most scouts taking four years or more to earn the Eagle Scout Rank. The Troop encourages advancements and provides many opportunities for the scout to advance.
A plaque of Eagle Scouts from Troop 51 is on southeast wall of the St. Jude Narthex.
Annual highlights for the troop are the week long summer camp at Camp Ransburg on Lake Monroe, the Troop Lock-in, Game Day, weekend and high adventure Camping Trips. Helping Eagle Scout candidates with their project, staffing a booth at the St. Jude Festival,
and Ringing the Bell for Salvation Army are some ways the scouts give back to the community. The troop fundraisers include selling Popcorn each fall and hosting the Good Friday Fish Fry.
Every other year a class is offered to scouts who want to earn the Ad Altare Dei Catholic Scouting Award. Catholic scouts who have completed the 6th grade are invited to participate in the class. It takes about a year to complete the requirements in the workbook
including service work.
Anyone interested in more information about Troop 51 may contact the following volunteers or the troop website that will allow you to send a message to the webmaster.
Troop 51 website
BSA Mission Statement
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Crossroads of America Council Vision Statement
Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America aims to beneficially involve every eligible child and their family in the fun and adventure of our programs. We will provide extraordinary youth development programs that: strengthen values, develop
leadership skills, provide lifelong learning and instill the habit of service to others. Crossroads of America Council will be widely acknowledged as a community and national leader in serving youth, families and neighborhoods. This result will be achieved through the partnership of: (1) children and families, (2) strong community organizations, (3) committed, trained volunteers, and (4) districts, board and staff able to align community resources in support of Scouting and Learning for Life.