The Boy Scout program is open to boys between the ages of 11 and 18. They have a troop meeting once a week and a camp-out once a month where the boys hike, fish, cook and have a good time in the great outdoors. They also attend a Council Camp-out where they compete with other troops. The main purpose of scouting is to teach the boys to be self-sufficient, to get along with others, to learn different skills, to have responsibility and to be polite and helpful to others. Eagle Scout is the highest award in scouting. Activities with the parents and whole family are held. The Ad Altare Dei Award is the highest Catholic Award for Boy Scouts.