The Chess Club meets twice a month to practice students’ chess skill through relaxed competition with other students of Saint Benedict School. There is the possibility of a chess tournment later in the year with one or two of the local private schools. The club is open to students in grades 2-8.
Contact: Sean Cruess at 254-8850 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Lego Club is a junior version of the Robotics Clubs organized by many high schools. Students learn the basics of engineering and physics and they work to compete an assigned project. The Lego teams compete against various schools to see who can best accomplish the assigned challenge.
Knights of Columbus Squires
The Columbian Squires are a youth program of the Knights of Columbus. The program includes five levels of advancement: Page, Shield Bearer, Swordsman, Lancer, and Squire of the Body of Christ. Each level requires activities that challenge the young men to grow as Christian leaders. The organization strives to build up the Church through service and fidelity. Squires Circle 5069 is sponsored by the William J. Nolte Council of Saint Benedict Church.
Cub Scout Pack 498 (grades 1-5 or ages 7-10) meets twice a month during the school year on Sunday evenings at Saint Benedict School. Meetings are well-planned and include games, crafts and challenges associated with advancement in the Cub Scout program. The pack schedules at least one outing each month. These “Super Saturday” activities have included snow tubing, hikes through area parks and historic sites, and other adventures. Cub Scouts (and their families!) also enjoy the great outdoors during two overnight camping trips.
Contact: Kurt Madel at email@example.com.
Boy Scout Troop 498 (grades 6-12 or ages 11-18) enjoys camping, canoeing, hiking, skiing, backpacking and other monthly outdoor activities. Boy Scouts learn self-reliance, citizenship skills and leadership as they advance on the trail to Eagle. The troop meets three times a month on Monday evenings at Saint Benedict School during the school year. Typical meetings include instruction in scout skills, a game and preparation for upcoming camping trips. Boy Scouts also perform service projects for the parish and community and attend a week-long summer camp.
Contact: Charles Pyle at 264-1917 or firstname.lastname@example.org .