Scouting teaches children positive values, community involvement, and encourages physical fitness and personal growth. There are many benefits of joining Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, including independence, nature appreciation, physical fitness, mental fitness, psychological health, support systems, conflict resolution and teamwork.

Saint Matthew has Girl Scout troops for girls in grades K-6, Cub Scout Pack 287 for boys in 1st-5th grade and Boy Scout Troop 226 for boys in 6th-12th grade.

Cub Scout Pack 287

Our Pack was founded in 1980 and has provided the Cub Scouting experience to hundreds of boys since then. We operate as a unit of the Boy Scouts of America, Middle Tennessee Council, Natchez Trace District. Pack 287 seeks to teach our Scouts to be leaders, to set an example, and to stand up for what they know is right. We want our Scouts to be honest, to set high goals for themselves and to be achievers. We work towards this goal by helping each boy to grow mentally and physically as well as to become a better citizen. Our program is a year-round, family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America program, designed for boys who are in the first through fifth grades.  

Our leaders, parents/guardians and Scouts work together to achieve the 10 purposes of Cub Scouting:

1. Character Development     6. Respectful Relationships 
2. Spiritual Growth    7. Personal Achievement 
3. Good Citizenship       8. Friendly Service 
4. Sportsmanship and Fitness    9. Fun and Adventure
5. Family Understanding    10. Preparation for Boy Scouts 


For more information about Cub Scouts at St. Matthew, contact Aeron Lucus 615-347-9597,

Boy Scout Troop 226

"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

 -Proverbs 22:6

Saint Matthew Troop 226 began in 2009 with just 4 scouts and has rapidly grown into a troop of more than 30 active scouts that are involved in a wide variety of activities both in the parish and in the community.


Troop 226 has sent two groups to Philmont and has eight scouts who have earned Eagle rank, the highest honor in Boy Scouting.


Troop 226 meets every Sunday Night from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Saint Matthew School gym.

For more information, contact Sean DeCoster,

Girl Scouts

For more information about Girl Scouts at Saint Matthew, contact Anna Garfinkle, 615-483-8849,