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 was added to the Scout celebration in the middle 1940s. The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to allow 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 Scouts from Green Hill’s Boy Troop 150, Girl Troop 150, Pack 150, and Crew 150 will participate in this morning’s worship service. They will lead the opening flag ceremony and more. We will also get a chance to recognize the Scouts for their commitment to our community and the adult volunteers for their commitment to our youth.
*NOTE: Girl Scout Sunday, for members of the Girl Scouts of the USA, will be held next month, on March 8.