Scout Sunday – February 8 – A Scout is Reverent

Scouts attending should wear their Class A Uniform.

We will be meeting in the basement of St. Patricks at 7:45 am.  Mass will begin at 8:00 am so please make sure you’re at the church by 7:45 am.  When Mass is over we will go to the Lower Level of the Library and join Boy Scout Troop 306 for breakfast.  At 10:00 am we will be attending the Service at the First Congregational Church.

Pack 306 will be contributing Juice, Milk and Pastry Items to the breakfast with Troop 306.

Please reach out to your Den Leader if you have any questions.

 

About Scout Sunday

The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910, based on the program started by Lord Baden Powell in England on August 1, 1907. Scout Sunday was added to the Scout celebration in the middle 1940s. Scout Sunday is always the Sunday preceding February 8th, unless the 8th is a Sunday, in which case the 8th would be Scout Sunday. The Saturday following February 8th is Scout Sabbath.

The day is meant to mark the founding of the Scouts in the United States. Observation varies by unit and locale. Scouts go to their places of worship in uniform and help with the service.

The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week. 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.

 

 

For more information on Scout Sunday:

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/Relationships/ascoutisreverent.aspx

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scouts%27_Day

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