FNE develops the whole child from a physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual perspective.
Our Explorer movement offers a same-gender program experience. Within our Explorer movement, we differentiate between men and women, to accompany our young people in a conscious development of themselves and to respond to the needs of each gender be they physiological, physical or spiritual.
This proven method, which is faithful to Baden-Powell, creates balanced personalities and constitutes a fulfilling and happy environment that complements family life, which by nature is mixed, and the life of our greater society.
FNE develops the whole child from a physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual perspective. We further teach and model responsibility, promise, commitment, leadership, service, and loyalty.
We accomplish these promises by safely and constructively exploring nature, the community, service to others and our Catholic faith. FNE embraces a well-proven program from our UIGSE brothers and sisters in Europe as proud members of the FSE.
All-season camping, (including the year’s highlight of a week-long summer camp for youth ages 8 and older) service projects such as visiting senior homes and raking leaves, local retreats to international pilgrimages, and weekly meetings with challenging games/activities are just some of the things that help make all of these promises possible.
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St. Patrick's Timberwolves (Ages 8 to 12)
If your son or daughter is between the ages of 8 and 12, and you are looking to enroll them into extracurricular programs, consider one that could:
- Support & complement your parent journey to raising a happy, successful, and responsible child.
- Reduce the amount of time your child spends with electronics & reconnect them with the simple & wholesome things in life.
- Guide your child down the right path by developing their understanding of the Catholic faith & relationship with God.
- Help your child build lifelong friendships with other like-minded children in a fun, accepting, non-judgemental and safe environment.
Programs – Timber Wolves – Details
Timberwolves live and operate within a happy family, a den plays together. The youth live in the jungle with Baloo, Akela, Mowgli and others as they learn about loyalty, friendship, and acts of courage.
As a Timber Wolf, your child will learn how to differentiate between right and wrong; work hard and play fair; finish what they start; never give up; and keep a promise. Through the program, we also strive to develop their sense of:
Programs – Timber Wolves – Unique Program Offerings
Our regularly scheduled single-gender programs consist of:
- Physical games
- Activities & Crafts
- Badge work
- Life Skills Development
- Spiritual Development
Our members grow in their love for God through regularly celebrating the sacraments of the eucharist and Confession and giving back to the community.
We also offer field trips, all-season weekend camping, annual summer camp, retreats, and International Travel opportunities.
St. Patrick's Explorers (Ages 12 to 16)
If your son or daughter is between the ages of 12 and 16, and you are looking for a program that could:
- Push & challenge your child in ways they never imagined before – physically, mentally, and spiritually
- Reduce the amount of time your child spends with their phone or on the TV & reconnect them with the simple & wholesome things in life
- Guide your child down the right path by developing their understanding of the Catholic faith & and relationship with God
- Develop practical life and survival skills
- Build confidence and instill a sense of adventure to take on any challenge the future may hold
- Help build lifelong friendships in a fun, accepting, non-judgmental, and safe environment
Programs – Explorers – Details
Explorers work in groups called patrols led by brother or sister explorers known as a patrol chief. Each patrol has its own unique totem name, cheer and chant. Teenagers like to operate in small groups whereas everyone actively contributes to the success of their patrol as they serve others or even compete against one another.
In addition Explorers, like their name, suggests, “explore” the great outdoors, nature, and service. The program develops all aspects that build their character like no other organization can deliver. With Christ at the centre of it all, Explorers develop their sense of:
Programs – Explorers – Unique Program Offerings
Our regularly scheduled single-gendered programs consist of:
- Challenging and Unique games
- Basic of Design & Development of Engineering Concepts
- Survival & First Aid Training
- Music & Photography Skills Development
- Occasional Visits from Spiritual Guests
Our members grow in their love for God through regularly celebrating the sacraments of the Eucharist and confession and giving back to the community.
We also offer field trips, all-season weekend camping, annual summer camp, and international travel opportunities.