St. James Boy Scout Troop II


Troop 2 meets regularly at St James to plan campouts and work on merit badges. The troop is part of the Mississippi Valley Council and participates in summer camp at Saukenauk Scout Reservation.


Scouting promises you the great outdoors. As a Scout, you can learn how to camp and hike without leaving a trace and how to take care of the land. You’ll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you. There are plenty of skills for you to master, and you can teach others what you have learned.


Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law, To help other people at all times, To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Outdoor Adventures:  Outdoor adventure is the promise made to boys when they join Scouting. Boys yearn for outdoor programs that stir their imagination and interest.

In the outdoors, boys have opportunities to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. They can explore, canoe, and hike trails and complete challenges they first thought were beyond their ability. Attributes of good character become part of a boy as he learns to cooperate to meet outdoor challenges that may include extreme weather, difficult trails and portages, and dealing with nature's unexpected circumstances.

Scouts plan and carry out activities with thoughtful guidance from their Scoutmaster and other adult leaders. Good youth leadership, communication, and teamwork enable them to achieve goals they have set for themselves, their patrol or squad, and their troop or team.


Little Lambs

Little Lambs is a program for children ages birth through 4 and the adult who brings them.  We meet the first and third Wednesday of each month from 8:30- 9:30 a.m..  Our sessions consist of a Bible lesson, songs, and some sort of craft and/or activity! We hope this will be a great chance for the youngest of our children to get to learn about our Lord and Savior! In addition to these sessions, during the winter months we occasionally have an open gym time to let the littles run around in a safe and fun environment. Please join us! 

Contact the church office for more information.


Sunday School

Sunday School classes are available for children ages 3 through high school.  Sunday School meets in between church services each Sunday, from 9:15-10:15.  Weekly instruction includes an opening with songs, and classes where students learn about the Bible.  Sunday School takes a break during the month of August.  

Sponsoring Brazilian child, Felipe is a current mission project of the Sunday School. Donations are collected each week by the students and are matched by the congregation. It is one way we are reaching out to help outside of our own congregation.

Sunday School takes place at the same time as the adult Bible Classes, so entire families can attend age appropriate Bible instruction at the same time. For more information or to register your child for Sunday School, contact the church office.


Each year near Halloween we offer a fun and safe way to Trick-or-Treat for children in our neighborhood. Come, decorate a trunk, pass out candy, and then come inside for food and activities. Watch our website for the date and time each year. If you would like more information or want to help out with this event, contact the church office.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a week-long program that runs once each summer. While a new curriculum is chosen each year, the basic structure includes Bible lessons, crafts, songs, games, and snacks.  We encourage any children going into preschool through 6th grade to attend, and strive to have VBS be a fun and exciting outreach activity for our church, school, and community. We need many helpers to make Vacation Bible School a success, so if you are interested in helping, please contact Cathy Gooding or Sarah Gierstorf.


Junior High Youth Group



High School Youth Group

Join us for fun and grow in your faith!  Watch the Sunday Announcements or this website for activities! 

Contact Holly Schell or one of the youth for more information.

Hope to see you soon!