Scout Sunday is coming! What is Scout Sunday you ask? The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to give the opportunity to Scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week.
The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910. Scout Sunday began being celebrated in the middle 1940s. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday preceding February 8th (which this year it’s February 2nd), unless the 8th is a Sunday, in which case the 8th would be Scout Sunday. Some Churches, such as the such as United Methodist Church (which sponsors Pack 243) celebrate Scout Sunday on following Sunday, which this year is February 9th.
The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith. Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniform and help in the service in any way they can. Additionally, many churches award religious emblems earned by the scouts and recognize them on Scout Sunday.