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2018 Scout Sunday patch sale Flyer

Celebrate Boy Scout Week – February 4 – 10, 2018

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday which starts Boy Scout week and ends on the following Saturday which is designated Scout Sabbath.  Scout Sunday is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. However, each chartered organization can use either of two other options to celebrate this special day.
An organization can adopt a specific Sunday to celebrate. In the instance of the United Methodist Church, Scout Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in February. It also is permissible for a local church to celebrate on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation.
The Scout units are urged to attend with their families, dens, packs, troops, crews or posts. When possible, scouts and scouters should participate in the religious services. This is an opportunity for units to attend services in uniform, conduct a flag ceremony, speak about Scouting, present religious awards and/or formally thank the chartering organization for their support throughout the year, reserve pews, take an active participation in the service such as a prayer, and request a notice in the church bulletin.  If you are sponsored by a church, this is a great time to present the Charter(s). Also, consider having a recruiting information table in the foyer or hospitality area. Remember a Scout is Reverent. Faith Electives can be satisfied by participating in a Scout Sunday/Sabbath service.  
For additional information and ideas check out “Brian on Scouting” @ https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/01/03/scout-sunday-2018-scout-sabbath-2018-scout-jumuah-2018-everything-need-know/ or contact Pam Kosnicki, General Knox Religious Emblems Coordinator @ pamdkos@verizon.net or by phone at 413-283-3243.

A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check the council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

For more information about the Religious Emblems Programs, contact Pam Kosnicki.

The BSA also has a resources page for the Religous Emblems Program.

Region 1 Catholic Scouting Conference

Join us on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8am - 5pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Westfield, MA for a day of workshops, roundtable sessions and more devoted to those interested in learning about Catholic Scouting. Download the flyer below for more details and how to register.

File Name Description
Region 1 Catholic Scouting Conference Download
Position Name Telephone
General Knox District Religious Emblems Coordinator Pam D Kosnicki (413) 283-3242 Email