Re: What is Awana??
rodney w. bidinger (rwbidin@ALW.NIH.GOV)
Fri, 6 Sep 1996 09:32:53 -0400
>The subject line says it all....their uniforms look a lot like Boy Scouting or
>Girl Scouting....right down to the unit numbers and neckerchiefs.>
>I have been seeing flyers announcing their open house meeting this week
>at various military community facilities (the store, the banks, the
>centers, on bulletin boards outside bus stops, etc.)
>Does anyone want to add to my (and I hope others') daily education??
>Thanks in advance!
Well Mike, yes they do look alot little scouts. My middle son at one
time started going to Awana. It is similar only in it's uniform. The
advancement is done through various learnings from the bible. It is
strictly religious in nature. My son got involved through a friend of
his from school, and it was sponsored by the Faith Bible Church
(Baptists). You do not have to be Baptist to attend (my son/we are
Catholic). He learned quite a bit about the bible that isn't normally
covered during his Catholic CCD classes. He eventually fell out with
this friend and stopped going to the Awanas but I thought while he was
attending that it was a worthwhile program. My impression about the use
of the uniform is that it instilled some pride in what they were
achieving and it was/is a motivational tool to advance in their
religious learning. (The got patches/pins etc. when completing areas of
Yours In Scouting,
Rod Bidinger, USAF, Ret.
Cubmaster Pack 1111
District Cub Scout Leader Training Staff
National Pike District, Baltimore Area Council
Eagle Scout Class of 1969, Detroit Area Council
Brotherhood O/A, Nentico Lodge #12
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City