Scout Sunday: Honoring God and Scouts
February 5, 2012
By: Michele Babcock-Nice
Scout Sunday is an opportunity for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts throughout the United States and elsewhere to honor and remember God. Churches and other places of worship set aside this special day for Scouts to remember, honor, pray to, give thanks to, and love God. Depending on what religious institution with which you and/or your scout are involved, your religious leader may recognize scouts in your pack(s) during Mass or other worship services.
In my area, St. John Neumann Church in Lilburn, Georgia is well-known for recognizing Scouts and their contributions to the community during Mass that celebrates Scout Sunday. Scouts and leaders in packs associated with the church and surrounding areas come together at Mass, honoring God and giving thanks for what God has provided. And, in particular, particular Scouts are also recognized at St. John Neumann Church for having completed certain religious activities in order to earn religious medals and emblems, most notably the Light of Christ Medal, Parvuli Dei Medal, and associated religious knots. This year at St. John Neumann Church, members of three Cub Scout Packs were present and/or recognized during Scout Sunday Mass.
Additional churches and religious institutions throughout my area also celebrate Scout Sunday, as well as those throughout our country. Similar recognition may be provided at these places of worship for scouts who earn religious awards, including God and Me, and others.
Scout Sunday is the perfect time during the year for scouts and leaders of all ages and backgrounds to come together to remember and praise God, and to be recognized for all the good works that scouts complete in our communities. Remember to take a moment to thank your scout and/or local pack(s) for their service and leadership in your community. By working together, we can all continue to make the world a better place.