HGA offers Senior High, Junior High, 3rd to 5th Grade, and Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Youth
Ministries. If you are interested in being a part of youth ministry at Holy Guardian Angels,
please contact Father Hoffa to talk about what you would like to take part in to help
build a vibrant youth ministry program for kids from Kindergarten through high school.
Boy Scout Troop 161
Boy Scouting is a program for boys ages 11-17, designed to achieve the aims of scouting
through a vigorous outdoor program, advancement and peer-group leadership, building
character, independence and values in young people. Troop 161 has a long and
distinguished history at HGA, dating back continuously to 1936. The troop meets Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm throughout the year. We offer numerous weekend activities –
overnight campouts as well as one-day events – and participate in a week-long
Cub Scout Pack 161
HGA Cub Scout Pack 161 serves the Hyde Park area of Reading/Muhlenberg.
Boys from Kindergarten through 5th Grades (ages 5-11) are eligible to join the pack.
Pack 161 meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month of the school year at
HGA Social Hall from 6-7pm, and the third Wednesday of each month beginning
at 3pm or 6pm depending on the activity. This whole family (sister and sibling-friendly)
character and adventure-based program prepares boys to become young men
of substance with a focus on a love of nature, S.T.E.M. awareness,Catholic faith, and
service to God and country. Cub Scouts from Pack 161 cross over at the end of 5th grade
into Boy Scout Troop 161 where boys continue lifelong learning, adventure, and friendships.
Girl Scouts (Heart of Berks Service Unit)
Heart of Berks Service Unit serves girls, K-12, in the Muhlenberg and Oley School
Districts as well as Holy Guardian Angels. Our mission is to build girls of courage,
confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through service, learning
by doing, and havingfun in a safe environment, we help build the leaders of
tomorrow. The Girl Scouts meet every Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm in the School Social Hall.