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Planning a Scout Sunday. Involve the Scouts. Opening, Flags, Closing Flags Greeters: Even Cubs and Brownies Ushers: With help Acolytes, Liturgists, etc. Children's Sermon: Scouts show & tell? Sermon: Scout, guest, or leader?. Set the date. Have Scout Sunday every year

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Planning a scout sunday

Planning a Scout Sunday


Involve the scouts

Involve the Scouts

  • Opening, Flags, Closing Flags

  • Greeters: Even Cubs and Brownies

  • Ushers: With help

  • Acolytes, Liturgists, etc.

  • Children's Sermon: Scouts show & tell?

  • Sermon: Scout, guest, or leader?


Set the date

Set the date

  • Have Scout Sunday every year

  • BSA Anniversary 1st week in February

  • Not on a Communion Sunday.

  • Set least 3-6 months in advance

  • Check church calendar.

  • Use Whatever date works for you.

  • The important thing is to have it.


Awards celebrate unsung heroes

Awards: Celebrate Unsung Heroes

  • Adult Cross and Flame Awards

  • Youth Good Samaritan Awards

  • PRAY Awards

  • You can re-present an award


Involve everyone

Involve everyone

  • Pastors, United Methodist Men

  • All Troops, Packs, Crews, etc.

  • Scouts who meet outside the church

  • Acknowledge Eagles, Gold Awards

  • Special talents: Music, singing, etc.


Planning a scout sunday

Plan

  • Youth Led: Not about adults.

  • Youth led planning too

  • Start early (3-6 month ahead)

  • Script out everything

  • Bulletins, hymns, readings, flags

  • Displays? Slide shows?


Refreshments

Refreshments

  • Let the Scouts prepare?

  • Dutch ovens?

  • Sell Girl Scout Cookies? Boy Scout Popcorn? Candy Bars? Etc.?

  • Tie in Scouting for Food?


The day of the service

The Day of the Service

  • Welcome everyone

  • Ask: Who was a Scout, leader, etc.?

  • Scouts sit together up front if possible

  • Scouts & Leaders in uniform if possible

  • Recruiting opportunity

  • Practice, practice, practice

  • Make it FUN! Keep it moving!


Planning a scout sunday

  • Youth Agency Programs

  • Each has strengths

  • Every community is different

  • Expand opportunities

  • Find the best ones for you→


Planning a scout sunday

Three keys

Planning

Make it FUN and FAST

Youth led

…no really, Youth Led→


Planning a scout sunday

General Commission

on United Methodist Men

For Awards, Contact:

Marc Stowe

www.umscouting.com

[email protected]

615-620-7262


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