Scouts BSA Troop 41
Troop 41's scouting program, now open to both boys and girls, ages 11 to 17, has been an integral part of St. Victor ministry to the youth of the parish for over 50 years. Troop 41 began in 1941 in downtown San Jose, sponsored by St. Joseph parish. The troop moved to St. Mary parish for several years, and then finally to the Berryessa area and sponsorship by St. Victor parish around 1962. Of the thirteen Scoutmasters in T41's past, seven have been active members of St. Victor.
The troop's program has always been active and eventful. The registered scouts of Troop 41 live in the Berryessa area and attend many different local schools. Annual Venture Crew trips involve the older scouts and adult leaders in challenging outings, such as 50 mile backpack treks to Montana, Yosemite, and Henry Coe, and a 300 mile bicycle trip down the Oregon coast. The BSA slogan, "Do A Good Turn Daily", is an important part of Troop 41's activities. Yearly service projects include assisting at St. Victors Festival, the Carmelites Fiesta, Christmas for a poor family, and many smaller scale efforts.
To date, over 60 Troop 41 scouts have attained the rank of Eagle, the highest achievement in the BSA program.