Faith & Adventure Family Ministry

Faith & Adventure Family Ministry


“Remember how for these forty years the LORD, your God, has directed all your journeying in the wilderness, so as to test you by affliction, to know what was in your heart: to keep his commandments, or not.” Deuteronomy 8:2

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

  • Trail Life Troop WV 8:2
  • American Heritage Girls WV0082


Trail Life USA WV 


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, wh


ile 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’s heart.

Troop WV 8:2 meets every Monday evening at 7:00 pm.  The troop is open to any boy ages 5 to 17.

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 http://www.traillifeusa.com.

Contact Troopmaster Ray Smith at tlusawv82@gmail.com




American Heritage Girls WV0082

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 www.americanheritagegirls.com.

AHG Troop WV0082 meets Monday evenings at 7:00pm. A schedule is provided at the beginning of the troop year. The troop is open to any girl ages 5 to 17.

To contact Troop Coordinator Sharon Wheaton at 304-283-1224 or ahgwv82@gmail.com.