A Catholic Youth Organization Unlike Any Other
The Columbian Squires is an international youth fraternity run by the Knights of Columbus for Catholic boys between the ages of 10 and 18.
As said by our Founder - Brother Barnabas, “The supreme purpose of the Columbian Squires is character building.”
Squires have fun and share their Catholic faith, help people in need, and enjoy the company of friends in social, family, athletic, cultural, civic and spiritual activities. Through their local circle, Squires work and socialize as a group of friends, elect their own officers, and develop into Catholic leaders.
With the support of their Knights of Columbus Counsellors, there is no goal out of a Squire’s reach. A new member of the Columbian Squires should expect to feel a sense of fraternity with the others as soon as he has been invested into the Order.
Thus, the Squires circle is an athletic team, a youth group, a social club, a cultural and civic improvement association, a management training course, a civil rights organization and a spiritual development program all rolled into one.
Why should the Knights of Columbus care about the Squires? Simply put, the Columbian Squires works in close association with the Knights of Columbus. The young men grow and learn through their years of experience being with the squires, and when they come of age, they are ready for Knighthood.
Right from the beginning, every Squire is surrounded by group of Knights that are there to teach and guide them, all the way until their 18th birthday. From there, they can start a new journey with the Knights of Columbus, as a young council member looking to give back to their supporters through commitment and hard work.
It's hard to describe in words just how much you are ready to give after years of being a committed Columbian Squire, but we implore you to find out first hand.
Your Next Step
- by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson