Yesterday I gave the sermon in my church in observation of Scout Sunday. Here are some excerpts from my message.
Here in the US, Scout Sunday is observed on the Sunday closest to the February 8 anniversary of the founding of Scouting in America. It’s an opportunity to recognize Scouts and the blessings that Scouts bring to our nation and the world. And although Scouting is not a religious organization, Baden Powell emphasized that the whole of Scouting is based on religion in the form of the realization and service of a higher power. Continue reading “Scout Sunday”
The Scouting movement is unique among non-faith-based youth groups in that it recognizes and expects a belief and duty to a higher power of its members. It’s part of rank achievements in Cub Scouts, one of the points of the Boy Scout Law, and the first obligation in the Scout Oath and Venturing Oath.
Each year, during Scouting’s anniversary week, we have an opportunity to join with our religious organizations and sponsors in observing Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath. Scout Sunday falls on the Sunday of the week containing the BSA’s anniversary, February 8, while Scout Sabbath is the following Saturday. In 2012, Scout Sunday is February 5 and Scout Sabbath is February 11. Continue reading “Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath 2012”