Scout Sunday 2014 participants receive a free patch

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Scout Sunday is coming! What is Scout Sunday you ask? The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910, based on the program started by Lord Baden Powell in England on August 1, 1907. Scout Sunday began being celebrated in the middle 1940s. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday preceding February 8th, unless the 8th is a Sunday, in which case the 8th would be Scout Sunday. The Saturday following February 8th is Scout Sabbath.

The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to give the opportunity to Scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week.

The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith. The purpose of this activity is to help our Religious Partners who are not currently celebrating the anniversary of Scouting with their Scouting families and wish to add a “Scout Sunday” service.

This is a great opportunity to strengthen the bond between units and their charter partners.

Receive a free Scout Sunday collectors patch by participating in Scout Sunday in the month of February 2014.  Present a copy of your church bulletin to the Scout Shop with a list of Scout who participated on Scout Sunday to receive your patches.  

 “A Scout is Reverent”

Unit Leaders, Scout Sunday is just around the corner on February 2nd.  This is the opportunity to get your Packs and Troops off on the right path!  The path God wants us to take and the one we pledge an oath to take every meeting.  Scout Sunday is the Sunday service that scouts all across our great country eiher serve the religious organizations that are our Charter Partners or the ones we as leaders attend.  It is the first Sunday before February 8th, scouting’s birthday in the U.S. If we work with our religious partners now we can take our scouts to a very special service where they can become aware of just how living their lives by the Scout Oath and Law is the way to being a reverent scout.

If your unit works with a religious organization and attends service on Scout Sunday they can also earn a patch that shows they are reverent.  Here is what you have to do to get a Scout Sunday patch for your boys and for the attending adults for FREE!

  1. Working with a religious organization and arrange for your unit to take part in some way with their service on Feb. 2nd and written into their program.
  2. Have your scouts attend the service and serve as usher or whatever way that was decided.
  3.  Put together a roster of all who attend the service (adults and youth) and attach it to the program listing your unit in attendance that Sunday.
  4. Bring the program and the roster and turn it into the scout shop and they will give you your FREE Scout Sunday patches!

It’s that simple! You need to start planning now to make sure your religious organization has time to include in their program!