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

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We’ll send you information on troops forming in your state or region.

Taylor Marshall

Question: Are you part of a Troop of Saint George? Share your experience or some photos in the comments below! You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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):

CityNationZip CodeTroop
Irving, TXUnited States750621
Waterville, MEUnited States49012
Littleton, COUnited States801293
Littleton, COUnited States801213
Raleigh, NCUnited States276104
Keller, TXUnited States762485
Quincy, ILUnited States623056
Attica, MIUnited States484127
Sterling Heights, MIUnited States483147
Sterling Heights, MIUnited States483147
Sterling Heights, MIUnited States483137
Washington, MIUnited States480947
Warren, MIUnited States480887
Troy, MIUnited States480857
Scottsboro, ALUnited States357687
Rock Hill, SCUnited States297327
Covington, KYUnited States410118
Owasso, OKUnited States740559
Honesdale, PAUnited States1843110
Biggs, CAUnited States9591711
Concord, CAUnited States9452112
Edmond, OKUnited States7303412
Ocala, FLUnited States3447413
Huntington, NYUnited States1174313
Hawkins, TXUnited States7576515
Savannah, GAUnited States3141016
Goodyear, AZUnited States8539517
Victoria, TXUnited States7790118
Houston, TXUnited States7706419
Foley, MNUnited States5632920
Saint Cloud, MNUnited States5630321
Round Rock, TXUnited States7868122
Miami, FLUnited States3317323
Shenandoah Junction, WVUnited States2544225
Charles Town, WVUnited States2541425
Roodt-Sur-Syre, LULuxembourg 27
Lewisville, TXUnited States7506731
Oreland, PAUnited States1907532
Huntingdon Valley, PAUnited States1900632
Elizabethtown, KYUnited States4270133
Radcliff, KYUnited States4016033
Exton, PAUnited States1934133
Downingtown, PAUnited States1933533
Westbury, NYUnited States1159045
Danville, ILUnited States6183255
Fargo, NDUnited States5810270
Hudson, WIUnited States5401673
Greeneville, TNUnited States3774575
Mckinney, TXUnited States7507077
Mckinney, TXUnited States7506977
Mckinney, TXUnited States7506977
Dallas, TXUnited States7523898
Dallas, TXUnited States7521898
Cross City, FLUnited States32628100
Chicago, ILUnited States60638101
Sarasota, FLUnited States34231111
Plainview, MNUnited States55964120
Andover, MNUnited States55304121
Saint Paul, MNUnited States55118121
Omaha, NEUnited States68108128
Zanesville, OHUnited States43701144
Saint Petersburg, FLUnited States33713162
Columbus, OHUnited States43085169
Rosemount, MNUnited States55068207
Kalamazoo, MIUnited States49009211
Greencastle, PAUnited States17225213
Utica, MIUnited States48315214
Line Lexington, PAUnited States18932215
Prosser, WAUnited States99350222
Leonardtown, MDUnited States20650302
Great Mills, MDUnited States20634303
Harrisonville, MOUnited States64701316
Raleigh, NCUnited States27615316
Atchison, KSUnited States66002325
Newfoundland, NJUnited States7435333
Harrisburg, PAUnited States17112360
Steubenville, OHUnited States43952401
South Saint Paul, MNUnited States55075412
Woodstock, VAUnited States22664423
Front Royal, VAUnited States22630423
Anaheim, CAUnited States92804440
Huntingtown, MDUnited States20639501
Pleasant Prairie, WIUnited States53158520
Kenosha, WIUnited States53140520
Kennewick, WAUnited States99336555
Orange, CAUnited States92865627
Trabuco Canyon, CAUnited States92679627
San Juan Capistrano, CAUnited States92675627
The Colony, TXUnited States75056629
Liberty Lake, WAUnited States99019777
Plaucheville, LAUnited States71362777
Plaucheville, LAUnited States71362777
Richmond, VAUnited States23235828
Seattle, WAUnited States98115946
Maricopa, AZUnited States85138983
Cincinnati, OHUnited States452421027
Mission, KSUnited States662051118
Front Royal, VAUnited States226301212
Woodbridge, VAUnited States221931393
New Braunfels, TXUnited States781301531
Huntsville, ALUnited States358081571
Mustang, OKUnited States730641962
Edmond, OKUnited States730251962
MerredinAustralia Not yet assigned
DelatiteAustralia Not yet assigned
Skenes CreekAustralia Not yet assigned
RaceviewAustralia Not yet assigned
Santa Caterina Di CortonaBermuda Not yet assigned
SartrouvilleFrance Not yet assigned
MeyzieuFrance Not yet assigned
Gr bersGermany Not yet assigned
Santa-Cruz, GoaIndia Not yet assigned
LeusdenNetherlands Not yet assigned
DolauParaguay Not yet assigned
Villars-Sous-YensSwitzerland Not yet assigned
Phoenix, AZUnited States85022Not yet assigned
Wimberley, TXUnited States78676Not yet assigned
Coppell, TXUnited States75019Not yet assigned
Blacklick, OHUnited States43004Not yet assigned
Okatie, SCUnited States29909Not yet assigned
Mc Queeney, TXUnited States78123Not yet assigned
Jefferson, ORUnited States97352Not yet assigned
Zimmerman, MNUnited States55398Not yet assigned
Castro Valley, CAUnited States94546Not yet assigned
Hanahan, SCUnited States29410Not yet assigned
Fredericksburg, VAUnited States22407Not yet assigned
Macomb, MIUnited States48044Not yet assigned
Ontario, NYUnited States14519Not yet assigned
Phoenix, AZUnited States85014Not yet assigned
Aurora, ILUnited States60504Not yet assigned
Bothell, WAUnited States98021Not yet assigned
Las Vegas, NVUnited States89121Not yet assigned
Grand Rapids, MIUnited States49504Not yet assigned
Clarksville, TNUnited States37043Not yet assigned
Arlington, VAUnited States22204Not yet assigned
Newark, DEUnited States19702Not yet assigned
Groton, NYUnited States13073Not yet assigned
Old Bridge, NJUnited States8857Not yet assigned
Las Vegas, NVUnited States89129Not yet assigned
Mckinney, TXUnited States75069Not yet assigned
Weatherford, TXUnited States76087Not yet assigned
Mesquite, TXUnited States75150Not yet assigned
Alvin, TXUnited States77511Not yet assigned
Abilene, TXUnited States79606Not yet assigned
Westbrook, MEUnited States4092Not yet assigned
Morrisville, PAUnited States19067Not yet assigned
Baldwin City, KSUnited States66006Not yet assigned
Independence, MOUnited States64056Not yet assigned
Fuquay Varina, NCUnited States27526Not yet assigned
Casper, WYUnited States82601Not yet assigned
Phoenix, AZUnited States85020Not yet assigned
Foley, MNUnited States56329Not yet assigned
canberra actAustralia  
DubaiUnited Arab Emirates  
DevonUnited Kingdom  
Poulsbo, WAUnited States98370 
Silverton, ORUnited States97381 
Gridley, CAUnited States95948 
Antioch, CAUnited States94531 
Ventura, CAUnited States93003 
Fountain Valley, CAUnited States92708 
San Diego, CAUnited States92104 
Oceanside, CAUnited States92057 
La Canada Flintridge, CAUnited States91011 
Albuquerque, NMUnited States87110 
Scottsdale, AZUnited States85260 
Boise, IDUnited States83709 
Colorado Springs, COUnited States80920 
Woodland Park, COUnited States80863 
Woodland Park, COUnited States80863 
Littleton, COUnited States80121 
Austin, TXUnited States78732 
San Marcos, TXUnited States78666 
Bastrop, TXUnited States78602 
San Antonio, TXUnited States78258 
New Braunfels, TXUnited States78132 
Houston, TXUnited States77096 
Houston, TXUnited States77095 
Waco, TXUnited States76703 
Waco, TXUnited States76703 
Fort Worth, TXUnited States76108 
Fort Worth, TXUnited States76103 
Midlothian, TXUnited States76065 
Grapevine, TXUnited States76051 
Dallas, TXUnited States75238 
Nevada, TXUnited States75173 
Richardson, TXUnited States75082 
Richardson, TXUnited States75081 
Lewisville, TXUnited States75067 
Irving, TXUnited States75061 
Lewisville, TXUnited States75057 
Grand Prairie, TXUnited States75051 
Garland, TXUnited States75043 
Flower Mound, TXUnited States75028 
Coppell, TXUnited States75019 
Coppell, TXUnited States75019 
Carrollton, TXUnited States75010 
Broken Arrow, OKUnited States74012 
Burneyville, OKUnited States73430 
Mountain Home, ARUnited States72653 
Shreveport, LAUnited States71107 
Scott, LAUnited States70583 
Ponchatoula, LAUnited States70454 
New Orleans, LAUnited States70124 
Kenner, LAUnited States70065 
Omaha, NEUnited States68108 
Saint Marys, KSUnited States66536 
Olathe, KSUnited States66062 
Blue Springs, MOUnited States64015 
Saint Louis, MOUnited States63128 
Wheeling, ILUnited States60090 
Mandan, NDUnited States58554 
Fargo, NDUnited States58102 
Custer, SDUnited States57730 
Rochester, MNUnited States55901 
Minneapolis, MNUnited States55428 
Clear Lake, MNUnited States55319 
Wyoming, MNUnited States55092 
Stillwater, MNUnited States55082 
Stillwater, MNUnited States55082 
Marion, IAUnited States52302 
Grand Rapids, MIUnited States49504 
Belmont, MIUnited States49306 
Hillsdale, MIUnited States49242 
Jackson, MIUnited States49203 
Dryden, MIUnited States48428 
Sterling Heights, MIUnited States48310 
Bloomfield Hills, MIUnited States48304 
Belleville, MIUnited States48111 
Troy, MIUnited States48098 
Ray, MIUnited States48096 
Warren, MIUnited States48092 
Warren, MIUnited States48091 
Troy, MIUnited States48085 
Troy, MIUnited States48085 
Troy, MIUnited States48084 
Troy, MIUnited States48083 
Madison Heights, MIUnited States48071 
Macomb, MIUnited States48042 
Brookville, INUnited States47012 
Yorkshire, OHUnited States45388 
Cincinnati, OHUnited States45241 
North Canton, OHUnited States44720 
Brecksville, OHUnited States44141 
Columbus, OHUnited States43235 
Cecilia, KYUnited States42724 
Radcliff, KYUnited States40160 
Knoxville, TNUnited States37934 
Blountsville, ALUnited States35031 
Polk City, FLUnited States33868 
Fort Lauderdale, FLUnited States33331 
Lake Mary, FLUnited States32746 
Jacksonville, FLUnited States32221 
Fort Stewart, GAUnited States31315 
Evans, GAUnited States30809 
Calhoun, GAUnited States30701 
Atlanta, GAUnited States30303 
Greenville, SCUnited States29615 
Greenville, SCUnited States29615 
Hanahan, SCUnited States29410 
Spring Lake, NCUnited States28390 
Raleigh, NCUnited States27606 
Apex, NCUnited States27523 
Apex, NCUnited States27502 
Greensboro, NCUnited States27405 
Winston Salem, NCUnited States27104 
Weirton, WVUnited States26062 
Shenandoah Junction, WVUnited States25442 
Shenandoah Junction, WVUnited States25442 
Palmyra, VAUnited States22963 
Stafford, VAUnited States22556 
Stafford, VAUnited States22556 
Stafford, VAUnited States22554 
Triangle, VAUnited States22172 
Dumfries, VAUnited States22025 
Dumfries, VAUnited States22025 
Pikesville, MDUnited States21208 
Gaithersburg, MDUnited States20878 
Manassas, VAUnited States20109 
Manassas, VAUnited States20109 
Washington, DCUnited States20032 
Washington, DCUnited States20017 
Reading, PAUnited States19606 
Pottstown, PAUnited States19465 
Philadelphia, PAUnited States19104 
Columbia, PAUnited States17512 
Irwin, PAUnited States15642 
Pittsburgh, PAUnited States15237 
Gibsonia, PAUnited States15044 
Porter Corners, NYUnited States12859 
Middleburgh, NYUnited States12122 
Monroe, NYUnited States10950 
Cheshire, CTUnited States6410 
Manchester, CTUnited States6042 
Freedom, MEUnited States4941 

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