School Extracurricular Opportunities

American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered, family-friendly scouting troop for girls ages 5-18. St. James School Troop IL-2014 meets three times each month -- Saturday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and helps to teach:

  • Social Development through organized special events
  • Girl Leadership opportunities at all levels of programming
  • Life Skill Enhancement through multi-level badge programs
  • Character Development through community service and citizenship programs
  • Developing Teamwork & Building Confidence through varied outdoor experiences
  • Spiritual Development through biblically-based programming and religious recognition programs

American Heritage Girls is faith, service, and fun!  Perhaps the AHG Oath says it best:

I promise to Love God,

Cherish my family,

Honor my country

and serve in my community.

The AHG Creed, learned by girls of every age, is a model of their expected behavior: 

As An American Heritage Girl, I promise to be:

Compassionate, Helpful, Honest, Loyal, Perseverant, Pure,

Resourceful, Respectful, Responsible & Reverent

For more information, please contact Gretchen Dudley-Wolfmeyer, Troop Charter Representative at 217-316-5173 or

In addition, we need volunteers -- Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Teachers or Caregivers are welcome. There are various volunteer roles, so choose one that aligns with your gifts and talents. Your involvement is the key to successful Troop for your daughter. As an AHG volunteer, you will make a difference in a girl's life.


St. James Boy Scout Troop 2

Troop 2 meets regularly at St James to plan camp outs 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 Adventure:  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 hiking 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.


CYO Basketball and Volleyball

The Catholic Youth Organization provides opportunity for students to participate in sports.  Boys and girls in grades 5-8 may participate in basketball with students from other parochial schools in the Quincy area.  Girls in grades 5-8 have the opportunity to participate in volleyball with other students in parochial schools in the Quincy area.


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