The Troops of Saint George are Back!

The Troops of Saint George have some great news!

The Troops of Saint George (TSG) have reformed and officially filed for 501c3 non-profit status with the United States. In this post, I’m going to tell you how to get involved with our growing outdoors movement for fathers and boys.

Saint George Morning

Early Morning on a campout with Troop of Saint George #9 in Tulsa Oklahoma

Rosary and TSG badges

Sample Troops of Saint George Badges

The timing of this new phase is noteworthy because today (Oct 21) marks the 915th anniversary of the apparition of Saint George to the knights of the First Crusade outside the walls of Antioch on Oct 21, 1098:

seige of antioch

Siege of Antioch in 1098 – St George appeared and encouraged the Crusaders to keep fighting.

Legal Problems

In early September, the lawyers of the Boy Scouts of America sent us a ‘cease and desist’ letter regarding the use of the word “Scout,” as well as our proposed uniforms and literature.

It was never our intention to challenge or confuse others about the brand or identity of the Boy Scouts of America. We are a separate organization with an entirely different mission, style, purpose, and identity. Honestly, we do not want to be confused with them.

We want to clearly define our own separate identity since our values and goals are much different from those of the BSA. Therefore, the Board of Directors have legally reformed the organization as the Troops of Saint George.

Dragon head TSG

Another badge prototype

Who are the Troops of Saint George?

We are a Catholic apostolate for Catholic men and their sons. We are Catholic first above all else. Our campouts feature the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the sacrament of Confession, and time-honored Catholic devotions.

We are not interested in arts and crafts or meetings for the sake of meetings. (Read this to see if the TSG may not be the right fit for you.) Rather, we’re interested in meeting the challenges of being a godly and Christian man for our wives, children, grandchildren, and culture. We want our sons to become true men infused with virtue, decisiveness, and integrity.

TSG OK campfire

Boys and fathers on a TSG campout.

We recognize that Christian manhood based on the the classical understanding of virtue is under attack. Those who think that American culture is healthy will probably not be attracted to our movement. We are interested in rising to the challenge of Blessed John Paul II: to become signs of contradiction in our increasingly post-Christian culture.

The Troops of Saint George have troops all over the United Sates and more forming all over the world, including the following 13 nations:

  1. Australia
  2. Italy
  3. Philippines
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Bermuda
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Luxembourg
  10. India
  11. Netherlands
  12. Paraguay
  13. Switzerland

Our new website, troopsofsaintgeorge.org is up but there isn’t much there yet. Look for more information in the weeks to come.

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Godspeed,
Taylor Marshall

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If you’re interested in finding a troop near you, here is a list of troops and regions currently in formation (this list is not entirely up to date):

City Nation Zip Code Troop
Irving, TX United States 75062 1
Waterville, ME United States 4901 2
Littleton, CO United States 80129 3
Littleton, CO United States 80121 3
Raleigh, NC United States 27610 4
Keller, TX United States 76248 5
Quincy, IL United States 62305 6
Attica, MI United States 48412 7
Sterling Heights, MI United States 48314 7
Sterling Heights, MI United States 48314 7
Sterling Heights, MI United States 48313 7
Washington, MI United States 48094 7
Warren, MI United States 48088 7
Troy, MI United States 48085 7
Scottsboro, AL United States 35768 7
Rock Hill, SC United States 29732 7
Covington, KY United States 41011 8
Owasso, OK United States 74055 9
Honesdale, PA United States 18431 10
Biggs, CA United States 95917 11
Concord, CA United States 94521 12
Edmond, OK United States 73034 12
Ocala, FL United States 34474 13
Huntington, NY United States 11743 13
Hawkins, TX United States 75765 15
Savannah, GA United States 31410 16
Goodyear, AZ United States 85395 17
Victoria, TX United States 77901 18
Houston, TX United States 77064 19
Foley, MN United States 56329 20
Saint Cloud, MN United States 56303 21
Round Rock, TX United States 78681 22
Miami, FL United States 33173 23
Shenandoah Junction, WV United States 25442 25
Charles Town, WV United States 25414 25
Roodt-Sur-Syre, LU Luxembourg   27
Lewisville, TX United States 75067 31
Oreland, PA United States 19075 32
Huntingdon Valley, PA United States 19006 32
Elizabethtown, KY United States 42701 33
Radcliff, KY United States 40160 33
Exton, PA United States 19341 33
Downingtown, PA United States 19335 33
Westbury, NY United States 11590 45
Danville, IL United States 61832 55
Fargo, ND United States 58102 70
Hudson, WI United States 54016 73
Greeneville, TN United States 37745 75
Mckinney, TX United States 75070 77
Mckinney, TX United States 75069 77
Mckinney, TX United States 75069 77
Dallas, TX United States 75238 98
Dallas, TX United States 75218 98
Cross City, FL United States 32628 100
Chicago, IL United States 60638 101
Sarasota, FL United States 34231 111
Plainview, MN United States 55964 120
Andover, MN United States 55304 121
Saint Paul, MN United States 55118 121
Omaha, NE United States 68108 128
Zanesville, OH United States 43701 144
Saint Petersburg, FL United States 33713 162
Columbus, OH United States 43085 169
Rosemount, MN United States 55068 207
Kalamazoo, MI United States 49009 211
Greencastle, PA United States 17225 213
Utica, MI United States 48315 214
Line Lexington, PA United States 18932 215
Prosser, WA United States 99350 222
Leonardtown, MD United States 20650 302
Great Mills, MD United States 20634 303
Harrisonville, MO United States 64701 316
Raleigh, NC United States 27615 316
Atchison, KS United States 66002 325
Newfoundland, NJ United States 7435 333
Harrisburg, PA United States 17112 360
Steubenville, OH United States 43952 401
South Saint Paul, MN United States 55075 412
Woodstock, VA United States 22664 423
Front Royal, VA United States 22630 423
Anaheim, CA United States 92804 440
Huntingtown, MD United States 20639 501
Pleasant Prairie, WI United States 53158 520
Kenosha, WI United States 53140 520
Kennewick, WA United States 99336 555
Orange, CA United States 92865 627
Trabuco Canyon, CA United States 92679 627
San Juan Capistrano, CA United States 92675 627
The Colony, TX United States 75056 629
Liberty Lake, WA United States 99019 777
Plaucheville, LA United States 71362 777
Plaucheville, LA United States 71362 777
Richmond, VA United States 23235 828
Seattle, WA United States 98115 946
Maricopa, AZ United States 85138 983
Cincinnati, OH United States 45242 1027
Mission, KS United States 66205 1118
Front Royal, VA United States 22630 1212
Woodbridge, VA United States 22193 1393
New Braunfels, TX United States 78130 1531
Huntsville, AL United States 35808 1571
Mustang, OK United States 73064 1962
Edmond, OK United States 73025 1962
Merredin Australia   Not yet assigned
Delatite Australia   Not yet assigned
Skenes Creek Australia   Not yet assigned
Raceview Australia   Not yet assigned
Santa Caterina Di Cortona Bermuda   Not yet assigned
Sartrouville France   Not yet assigned
Meyzieu France   Not yet assigned
Gr bers Germany   Not yet assigned
Santa-Cruz, Goa India   Not yet assigned
Leusden Netherlands   Not yet assigned
Dolau Paraguay   Not yet assigned
Villars-Sous-Yens Switzerland   Not yet assigned
Phoenix, AZ United States 85022 Not yet assigned
Wimberley, TX United States 78676 Not yet assigned
Coppell, TX United States 75019 Not yet assigned
Blacklick, OH United States 43004 Not yet assigned
Okatie, SC United States 29909 Not yet assigned
Mc Queeney, TX United States 78123 Not yet assigned
Jefferson, OR United States 97352 Not yet assigned
Zimmerman, MN United States 55398 Not yet assigned
Castro Valley, CA United States 94546 Not yet assigned
Hanahan, SC United States 29410 Not yet assigned
Fredericksburg, VA United States 22407 Not yet assigned
Macomb, MI United States 48044 Not yet assigned
Ontario, NY United States 14519 Not yet assigned
Phoenix, AZ United States 85014 Not yet assigned
Aurora, IL United States 60504 Not yet assigned
Bothell, WA United States 98021 Not yet assigned
Las Vegas, NV United States 89121 Not yet assigned
Grand Rapids, MI United States 49504 Not yet assigned
Clarksville, TN United States 37043 Not yet assigned
Arlington, VA United States 22204 Not yet assigned
Newark, DE United States 19702 Not yet assigned
Groton, NY United States 13073 Not yet assigned
Old Bridge, NJ United States 8857 Not yet assigned
Las Vegas, NV United States 89129 Not yet assigned
Mckinney, TX United States 75069 Not yet assigned
Weatherford, TX United States 76087 Not yet assigned
Mesquite, TX United States 75150 Not yet assigned
Alvin, TX United States 77511 Not yet assigned
Abilene, TX United States 79606 Not yet assigned
Westbrook, ME United States 4092 Not yet assigned
Morrisville, PA United States 19067 Not yet assigned
Baldwin City, KS United States 66006 Not yet assigned
Independence, MO United States 64056 Not yet assigned
Fuquay Varina, NC United States 27526 Not yet assigned
Casper, WY United States 82601 Not yet assigned
Phoenix, AZ United States 85020 Not yet assigned
Foley, MN United States 56329 Not yet assigned
canberra act Australia    
Vicenza Italy    
Visayas Philippines    
Dubai United Arab Emirates    
Devon United Kingdom    
Poulsbo, WA United States 98370  
Silverton, OR United States 97381  
Gridley, CA United States 95948  
Antioch, CA United States 94531  
Ventura, CA United States 93003  
Fountain Valley, CA United States 92708  
San Diego, CA United States 92104  
Oceanside, CA United States 92057  
La Canada Flintridge, CA United States 91011  
Albuquerque, NM United States 87110  
Scottsdale, AZ United States 85260  
Boise, ID United States 83709  
Colorado Springs, CO United States 80920  
Woodland Park, CO United States 80863  
Woodland Park, CO United States 80863  
Littleton, CO United States 80121  
Austin, TX United States 78732  
San Marcos, TX United States 78666  
Bastrop, TX United States 78602  
San Antonio, TX United States 78258  
New Braunfels, TX United States 78132  
Houston, TX United States 77096  
Houston, TX United States 77095  
Waco, TX United States 76703  
Waco, TX United States 76703  
Fort Worth, TX United States 76108  
Fort Worth, TX United States 76103  
Midlothian, TX United States 76065  
Grapevine, TX United States 76051  
Dallas, TX United States 75238  
Nevada, TX United States 75173  
Richardson, TX United States 75082  
Richardson, TX United States 75081  
Lewisville, TX United States 75067  
Irving, TX United States 75061  
Lewisville, TX United States 75057  
Grand Prairie, TX United States 75051  
Garland, TX United States 75043  
Flower Mound, TX United States 75028  
Coppell, TX United States 75019  
Coppell, TX United States 75019  
Carrollton, TX United States 75010  
Broken Arrow, OK United States 74012  
Burneyville, OK United States 73430  
Mountain Home, AR United States 72653  
Shreveport, LA United States 71107  
Scott, LA United States 70583  
Ponchatoula, LA United States 70454  
New Orleans, LA United States 70124  
Kenner, LA United States 70065  
Omaha, NE United States 68108  
Saint Marys, KS United States 66536  
Olathe, KS United States 66062  
Blue Springs, MO United States 64015  
Saint Louis, MO United States 63128  
Wheeling, IL United States 60090  
Mandan, ND United States 58554  
Fargo, ND United States 58102  
Custer, SD United States 57730  
Rochester, MN United States 55901  
Minneapolis, MN United States 55428  
Clear Lake, MN United States 55319  
Wyoming, MN United States 55092  
Stillwater, MN United States 55082  
Stillwater, MN United States 55082  
Marion, IA United States 52302  
Grand Rapids, MI United States 49504  
Belmont, MI United States 49306  
Hillsdale, MI United States 49242  
Jackson, MI United States 49203  
Dryden, MI United States 48428  
Sterling Heights, MI United States 48310  
Bloomfield Hills, MI United States 48304  
Belleville, MI United States 48111  
Troy, MI United States 48098  
Ray, MI United States 48096  
Warren, MI United States 48092  
Warren, MI United States 48091  
Troy, MI United States 48085  
Troy, MI United States 48085  
Troy, MI United States 48084  
Troy, MI United States 48083  
Madison Heights, MI United States 48071  
Macomb, MI United States 48042  
Brookville, IN United States 47012  
Yorkshire, OH United States 45388  
Cincinnati, OH United States 45241  
North Canton, OH United States 44720  
Brecksville, OH United States 44141  
Columbus, OH United States 43235  
Cecilia, KY United States 42724  
Radcliff, KY United States 40160  
Knoxville, TN United States 37934  
Blountsville, AL United States 35031  
Polk City, FL United States 33868  
Fort Lauderdale, FL United States 33331  
Lake Mary, FL United States 32746  
Jacksonville, FL United States 32221  
Fort Stewart, GA United States 31315  
Evans, GA United States 30809  
Calhoun, GA United States 30701  
Atlanta, GA United States 30303  
Greenville, SC United States 29615  
Greenville, SC United States 29615  
Hanahan, SC United States 29410  
Spring Lake, NC United States 28390  
Raleigh, NC United States 27606  
Apex, NC United States 27523  
Apex, NC United States 27502  
Greensboro, NC United States 27405  
Winston Salem, NC United States 27104  
Weirton, WV United States 26062  
Shenandoah Junction, WV United States 25442  
Shenandoah Junction, WV United States 25442  
Palmyra, VA United States 22963  
Stafford, VA United States 22556  
Stafford, VA United States 22556  
Stafford, VA United States 22554  
Triangle, VA United States 22172  
Dumfries, VA United States 22025  
Dumfries, VA United States 22025  
Pikesville, MD United States 21208  
Gaithersburg, MD United States 20878  
Manassas, VA United States 20109  
Manassas, VA United States 20109  
Washington, DC United States 20032  
Washington, DC United States 20017  
Reading, PA United States 19606  
Pottstown, PA United States 19465  
Philadelphia, PA United States 19104  
Columbia, PA United States 17512  
Irwin, PA United States 15642  
Pittsburgh, PA United States 15237  
Gibsonia, PA United States 15044  
Porter Corners, NY United States 12859  
Middleburgh, NY United States 12122  
Monroe, NY United States 10950  
Cheshire, CT United States 6410  
Manchester, CT United States 6042  
Freedom, ME United States 4941  
       
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  • Annie in Pittsburgh

    How do we proceed with getting a Troop number.? We are the Pittsburgh/Gibsonia group on the list.

    • http://taylormarshall.com/ Dr. Taylor Marshall

      Which number would you like?

  • Dritte

    Troop 9 is in Tulsa. We’re at St. Bernard’s Parish. Bill F

  • Jorge Escala

    Please remove troop 23 from Miami, FL. Plans for this troop have been cancelled.

    • Craig

      Too bad for FL!

  • Robert P.

    Troop 32 of Oreland,Pa led 35 folks on our diocesan Year of Faith Pilgrimage. We paused at this statue of our namesake. The pilgrimage ended with mass at the Basilica with Bishop Chaput.

    • http://taylormarshall.com/ Dr. Taylor Marshall

      Did Archbishop Chaput recognize the Troop?

      • Robert P.

        Not officially. That will take time. When I started the St George Boys Club 3 years ago, I asked him to bless the club and our efforts during confession and he did. An informal, but better than no recognition.

  • Dan

    Dude, I am not at all interested in scouting, but I think this organization sounds like it would be good for boys and their fathers.

  • pam lees

    Hi would it be possible for you to contact me at meaculpa365@gmail.com in regards to a Troop in Canberra AU? Thanks so much for stepping up to create this group. Blessings of St. Anthony Mary Claret.

  • Daniel Smith

    Taylor,

    I feel that God is calling me to help with the troops in some way. What are your current needs?

    Daniel Smith
    Eagle Scout from Troop 40

  • Joe

    Dr. M:
    As you get the TOSG up and running, you need to require – in by laws – that all leaders, ideally both registered and non-registered, have mandatory child protection training. If the local diocese has a program, that probably will be best, developing your own is expensive.
    You also need to specify reporting procedures for suspected/actual cases of abuse. Having taught BSA Youth Protection for years, and watched their problems, as well as those of the Church, the best process starts with the appropriate police department, then the TOSG, with the suspect being suspended immediately from leadership.
    BSA’s “two-deep” leadership idea has merit and I suggest you use that as your model – along with their rules about meetings one-on-one for counseling and such. My diocese has both a reputation for leading the Church in child protection (deserved) and a recent spate of media stories of clergy abuse.
    Human nature suggests that these steps are necessary in the best of organizations.
    Best wishes
    Joe

  • David J. White

    According to this list, at least one troop is in formation in Waco, TX. If anyone reading this is involved with this troop, please contact me if you want some help! I am a former Eagle Scout and Scout leader with Woodbadge training. I don’t have sons who could be members of the troop, but I definitely want to help. My father was a Scoutmaster and always said he could use more adult volunteer help. I am a member of St. Louis parish and have taken the diocesan child safety training. D. White, albinus1@gmail.com

  • Chuck

    I need information about starting a troop. Where do I start?

  • Kyle McKenna

    The pittsburgh/gibsonia troop had our first campout this weekend. It was fantastic. Campfire started without matches, adoration, rosary, mass, silk screening our class b shirts, and an orienteering course through the 33 acres we have available at St. Richards parish. Boys planned and made all the meals over the fire. Our oldest read the boys the story of St. George. We start our meetings with the Nicene Creed and a strong St. George…pray for us! Pledge of Allegiance. Father showing us wonderful support, even dropped off donuts for us before we woke.

  • Annie McKenna

    Dr Marshall, can the Pittsburgh Troop get number 512 (for Matthew 5:12—the Beatitudes!)? Thank you!

    • http://taylormarshall.com/ Dr. Taylor Marshall

      It’s yours! Pittsburg has Troop # 512!

      • Annie McKenna

        Thank you! And FYI, Pittsburgh and Gibsonia are the same group…Troop 512!
        Praying, and thankful for the ToSG…our boys are thrilled to be a part of it! Let us know how we can help!

  • Marie Smith

    please contact me as to getting a group started and the cost for start up, is permanent location and permission from bishop/priest necessary? smith_marie@verizon.net

  • Name

    I was extremely happy to see Clarksville, TN on the list, but how do I find the contact info for the group? We have only 1 Catholic church, and though I’ve requested that a group be formed, there has been no positive response nor any information that someone took the initiative.