A Scout is Reverent: Scout Sunday Observance
Sunday, February 4, 2018 (All day)
The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. However, each chartered organization can use either of two other options to celebrate this special day.
An organization can adopt a specific Sunday to celebrate. In the instance of the United Methodist Church, Scout Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in February. It also is permissible for a local church to celebrate on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation.
From Scouts arriving at the place of worship, together and all in uniform, to their reverent roles in the service itself, this event is a uniquely meaningful way to make the public aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week.
And since this year’s Scout Sunday celebration happens to coincide with BSA’s 108th birthday here are some resources to make your Scout Sunday meaningful.
Scout Sunday Observance
This is a suggested format for your unit’s annual Scout Sunday observance:
- Call to Worship
- Responsive Reading
- Pastoral Prayer
- Offertory Prayer
- Scripture Reading
- Prayer of Dedication or Offertory
- Closing Hymn
- Suggested Worship Aids for Scout Sunday Service (hymns)
- Scouter Prayer (prayer)
- A Psalm for Scouts and Scouters
- The Guy in the Glass (prayer)
- Program Covers and Inserts
- Bringing Youth to Christ Through a Scouting Ministry