Why Scouting Units are Church-Owned and Operated

My hubby and I both work for non-profit youth oriented organizations. I'm a writer for the Scouts. He implements STEM programs through 4-H.  My husband's job is great.  Like Scouting, 4-H is a nice organization for...

Who (or What) is God in Scouting?

To become a Boy Scout, a boy must register. The following statement, from the Declaration of Religious Principle, is made within the required registration paperwork: “The Boy Scouts of America maintains that no member can...

Scouting in the Islamic Community

Scouting can take an important role in the Islamic community. Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews operated by Islamic organizations can be found in major cities throughout the United States. The National Islamic...

The Wrong Definition of Reverence to God

The young child sat fiddling with his red car, making obnoxious beeping noises as someone preached from the church pulpit. "Shh, be reverent," said his mom. She asked for reverence. But, what did she really want? Most likely,...

Bringing Youth to Christ Through a Scouting Ministry

"I think the Gospel is a very powerful, yet a very simple message. It is a message of love, respect, and responsibility. Scouting is all of that." —Pastor Peter Paine, Waukegan, Illinois "It (the God and...

The Positive Link Between Scouting and God’s Time

I spent hours each week engaged in my church while a teen. Every weekday morning, I woke up for an early scripture study class. On Wednesdays, I enjoyed activities with other teens. Sunday's meeting went...

How Do You Celebrate Scout Sunday?

Growing up in Scouting, Scout Sunday was always a big deal at my church—it kicked off a month long celebration centered around the Boy Scouts of America's founding anniversary day, February 8, 1910. Imagine...
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What does “Duty to God” mean to you?

In this inspiring video, we heard the voices of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, President Thomas S. Monson, the longest standing member of the national board of the BSA, and other great historical leaders...

Scouting Provides Age-Appropriate Ministries

Scouting offers your church distinct age-appropriate ministries as follows: Cub Scouting activities involve the parents, adult leaders, and friends of Cub Scouts in home-centered programs that teach life skills, habits, values, and attitudes consistent with the...
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Does Scouting Work for Your Youth Ministry?

Scouting provides outreach opportunities for your church The opening years of the 21st century have seen an increasing need to communicate our churches’ message to everyone; those within the congregations and those not yet reached....

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Better, Cleverer Ways to Award Cub Scouts

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