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What’s New in Scouting Ministry?. New Resources!. Ministry to 1.3 Million Training Scouting Ministry Specialists New Agency Programs Bishops Dinner, Scout Sunday, PRAY UMC Recognitions and Awards →. Scouting is Ministry. Scouting is Mission. Scouting is Evangelism.

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What s new in scouting ministry

What’s New in Scouting Ministry?


New resources
New Resources!

  • Ministry to 1.3 Million

  • Training

  • Scouting Ministry Specialists

  • New Agency Programs

  • Bishops Dinner, Scout Sunday, PRAY

  • UMC Recognitions and Awards →


Scouting is evangelism

Scouting is Ministry

Scouting is Mission

Scouting is Evangelism

  • Nurture– 25% UMC members

  • Outreach– 50% unchurched

    • Scouting may be their only church contact

    • Many join our church

    • Some Scouts in church more than members

  • Role Models – 27% Single parent homes →


Open doors to all
Open Doors to all…

371,000 BSA Scouts chartered by UMC

350,000 UMC Scouts chartered outside

127,000Girl Scouts come to our churches

110,000 UMC Girl Scouts go outside

55,000 Campfire USA, BBBS, 4-H, AHG

390,000Adult leaders

Over a Million! →


Training
Training

  • Guidelines: The new training manual

  • New Scouting Ministries Workshop

    • 1-3 Hours with Eight Basic Modules

    • One-page handouts become Action Plans

    • New 10-minute Overview (this)

  • Asking each Conference and District:

    • Schedule workshops →


Scouting ministry specialists
Scouting Ministry Specialists

  • The SMS program is growing rapidly

    • Recruits for Conference & District

  • Many attended National SM School

  • New Lifetime Member

  • New Patches

  • SMS at The Gathering 2013

  • New 1-page SMS application →


Youth agency programs
Youth Agency Programs

  • Expanded BBBS beyond Amachi

  • American Heritage Girls

    • Membership nearly doubling each year

    • Chartered Units Like Boy Scouts

      - Unit Owned by Church

      - AHG at National Scout Shops, Wood Badge

    • Grades K-12, patrol-like system

    • Prayer is back! God is back!→


Bishops dinner scout sunday pray awards
Bishops DinnerScout SundayPRAY Awards

  • New 10-minute PowerPoints

  • New One-Page Handouts →


Umc recognitions awards
UMC Recognitions & Awards

  • Honor the Unsung Heroes

  • Cross & Flame

  • Lifetime SMS

  • Society of John Wesley

  • Torch

  • Silver Torch →


It s your turn
It’s Your Turn

  • Sign up as an SMS now

  • Recruit your SMS this week

    • Conference Coordinators

    • District Coordinators

    • Committees

  • Honor the Unsung Heroes

  • Schedule Your Workshops →


What s new in scouting ministry

General Commission

on United Methodist Men

Contact:

Marc Stowe

www.umscouting.com

mstowe@gcumm.org

615-620-7262