St. John the Divine has a strong tradition of supporting Scouting for youth ages 5 – 20. Active scouts work on skills by utilizing emotional, physical, and spiritual guiding principles, and experience servant-leadership outdoor adventure and community support through volunteerism.
Explore our four scouting units: a youth Pack 55, a teen Troop 54 for girls, a teen Troop 55 for boys, and a co-ed teen Crew 55. While many participants are members of St. John the Divine, a majority are not. Our scouts have a broad range of economic, ethnic, and school backgrounds!
Cub Scout Pack 55 (for youth 5 – 11 years old)
Cub Scout Pack 55 is one of the largest area co-ed elementary school packs with 100+ active youth. Cub Scouts are grouped into 20 dens for boys and dens for girls based on their academic grade and school. Pack 55 has large pack meetings and small den meetings, as well as special events like the Pinewood Derby, skills games, popcorn sales, and achievement celebrations The pack hosts 3 annual campouts with outdoor skills and fun campfire skits.
Scouts BSA (for youth 11 – 17 years old) is a youth-led program for young adults who commit to live by the Scout Oath and Law. While Troop 54 girls and Troop 55 boys meet and camp separately, both focus on the guiding principles of developing good citizens and servant-leaders and working well with others. Scouts connect in patrols of 10 – 15 youth for weekly meetings, monthly campouts, and exciting summer camps.
BSA Troop 55 (For Boys 11 – 17 years old)
Troop 55, with a history dating back to 1933, is one of the largest Boy Scouts of America troops for boys with over 200 active scouts. Troop 55 is a boy-led troop with trained adult volunteers to support many outdoor and fun skills-based leadership activities.
Please visit www.troop55.org for more information.
BSA Troop 54 (For girls 11 – 17 years old)
Troop 54 was founded in 2019 when BSA invited girls to join the organization and has quickly grown to the largest girl-led troop in our council with over 60 active scouts. Troop 54 is a girl-led troop with trained adult volunteers available to support exciting outdoor and fun skills-based leadership activities.
Please visit www.troop54houston.org for more information.
Venturing Crew 55 (for youth 14 – 20 years old)
Venturing Crew 55 is a co-ed youth-led organization focused on high adventure, including camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and mountaineering as members develop leadership skills. While Crew 55 is closely associated with Troops 54 and 55, membership is open to any youth that meets the age requirements and agrees to abide by the oath and rules of the organization
Please visit www.crew55.org for more information.