Dear Home School Parent:
Thank you for visiting our website. The Scouting program is a values-laden program focused on developing character, personal fitness and citizenship in young men. Does that sound familiar? It is the dream that many of us have for our children.
Boy Scout Troop 458 and its affiliated Cub Scout Pack 458 are both sponsored by St. Philip Episcopal Church. The Scouting tradition at St. Philip dates back more than 20 years and the church is very proud of its support of Scouting as an outreach to the community.
Troop 458 serves a wide variety of boys from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many attend public schools, some attend private schools and still others are home-schooled. In fact, of the nearly 30 young men who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout at Troop 458, eight were home-schooled. Those Eagle Scouts are now attending college at such places as the University of Memphis, Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama.
Many home school families find the Scouting program to be a very positive extra-curricular activity involving interaction with positive role models in a values-laden program. That being said most boys do join Scouting to have fun with other young people and have the chance to develop outdoor skills.
We invite you to consider involving your son in the Scouting program at St. Philip. For more information, please contact Kathryn Edmonds at 901-484-7085 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or just visit a meeting on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
We think you will find Troop 458 to be a welcoming group for your son. There are opportunities for adults to serve as leaders as well.
We look forward to meeting you!