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Celebrate 100 years of scouting in The UMC

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

In 1920 James West of the Boy Scouts of America and James Thompson of the Methodist Young People’s Department signed a formal agreement beginning a century long partnership. Since then scouting ministries have been a proud tradition with The United Methodist Church.

The United Methodist Church is the Number 1 Scouting sponsor for both Scouts and units in the United States. In the faith world, the United Methodist Church represents a full 25 percent of charters.

Many churches may choose to mark on this milestone (either on Scouting Sunday February 9 or any time during the year) with a special worship service. United Methodist Men has promotional and liturgical resources to help churches celebrate 100 years of scouting ministries.


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