Re: Scout Sunday Date
Dave Livingston (dliving@MINN.NET)
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 12:22:56 -0600
On Mon, 3 Feb 1997, Mark Arend wrote:
> Same thing happened to me. We had it on the Troop calendar as the 2nd; when
> I spoke with the Pastor a few weeks ago his church calendar said the 9th.
> So we're going with the 9th. Of course, we'd told the parents the 2nd so we
> had some last-minute announcements & phone calls.
Seems like this always happens, the dates get confused. I'm writing from
memory, but if I remember right, the first Sunday of Feb is Scout Sunday.
However, the UMC has always had it as the second Sunday. Since there are
so many Troops that are sponsored by Methodist Churches, that date (the
second Sunday) gets put out as an "official date" and then everyone
I think the bottom line is to get with the Pastor of the Church. If you
are sponsored by a Church, it should be on their calendar. You shouldn't
need to ask about it and if it is not, ask why not and what you can do to
help...some church members may not even know that "they" sponsor a troop.
Is your Troop listed as a ministry of the Church for visitors? That might
make the deciding factor for some families.
If your troop is not sponsored by a Church, it still should be on the
denominations calendar, and of course the district calendar. Most pastors
I know would enjoy the chance to recongize Scouting during the morning
service. There is another benefit, you never know who is looking for an
opportunity, both youth and adult. I've recruited some great adult leaders
during times like this.
dave livingston firstname.lastname@example.org
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