Monday, April 9, 2012

About this Blog

The 12th part of the Boy Scout Law reads: 
A Scout is Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.
Most of the content on this blog will be about ways to build the relationship between a church and the scout groups at that church.  As a scouter and a church member, my biggest mission lately has been to improve that relationship at our local church as chair of my own church's scouting committee.

In many churches, scouting units are looked upon as merely an "outside group" that meets at the church one night a week. I believe that this is a mistake for most congregations, who are missing the opportunity to perform a valuable outreach ministry into the community by supporting their scout groups. It is also a lost opportunity for the scout groups, who can often miss the opportunity to find mentors, service opportunities and support from within the congregation. 

1 comment:

  1. As a Scout Chaplain and one that served at the 2005 and 2013 BSA National Jamborees, I offer the handout for "Scout's Own" we talk about at our District IOLS: