Faith & Adventure Youth Ministry

St. James supports scouting activities for both boys and girls. The two groups, which are hosted by St. James are:

Trail Life Troop 0082

Trail LIfe Troop 0082 is sponsored by St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV.

Trail Life USA was founded in the summer of 2013 by over 2,000 Eagle Scouts, Scouters, and scout parents.

Trailmen, ages 5-11, comprise the Woodlands Trail Unit of a Trail Life USA troop.   They are divided into the Fox, Hawk, and Mountain Lion patrols,  according to age and grade. Their activities include Worthy Life faith and character formation, hands-on learning, games, and outdoor skills.

Middle school Trailmen  belong to the Navigators Unit while High school Trailmen make up the Adventurer Unit. TLUSA believes in having boys experience a variety of exciting adventures where boys can be boys, while it   challenges them in their journey to manhood to become true disciples.  High school Trailmen are eligible to seek the Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the highest award a Trailman may earn and it signifies dedication,    commitment, leadership, and a servant heart..

 Regular Troop meetings are every Monday night from 7-8:30 PM, at St. James in the Social Concerns (St. Michael’s) Hall.

Troop 0082 is guided by trained adult volunteers, including an experienced Troopmaster, Assistant Troopmasters and a Troop Committee. For more information about Trail Life USA see

.Contact Troopmaster Gustavo Boné at 703-717-2233 or

American Heritage Girls

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The mission of American Heritage Girls is to build women of integrity through to God, family, community and country.

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.  In this process, girls live by a promise to be compassionate, helpful, honest, loyal, perseverant, pure, resourceful, respectful, responsible and reverent.  The troop helps them by planning activities centered on the six frontiers of skill: Heritage, Family Living, Arts, Outdoor Skills, Personal Well-being, and Science and Technology. More information about American Heritage Girls can be found at

Troop WV0082 meets three times per month on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm.  Leader meetings and/or Religious emblem meetings take place on the remaining Monday.  The troop has Catholic emphasis; however, we are open to any girl ages 5 to 18.

Contact troop Coordinator  Ana Boné at or call  (703) 717-2233.