“Scout Sunday 2013: Showing Love to God” (By: Michele Babcock-Nice)


My Son Being Recognized for Earning his Parvuli Dei Religious Medal, Scout Sunday, St. John Neumann Church, Lilburn, Georgia, February 2, 2013

My Son Being Recognized for Earning his Parvuli Dei Religious Medal, Scout Sunday, St. John Neumann Church, Lilburn, Georgia, February 2, 2013

 Scout Sunday was celebrated on Sunday, February 3, 2013 this year.  My son and me had the pleasure of participating in Scout Sunday Mass with Pack 522 at the 5 PM vigil on Saturday, February 2 at St. John Neumann Church in Lilburn, Georgia, where we showed our perpetual love to and for God.  This year, my son earned and received his Parvuli Dei religious medal at this wonderful Scout Sunday recognition mass in which we have participated at St. John Neumann Church for the past three consecutive years. Each year, there is a great turn-out of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts who are affiliated with St. John Neumann Church and/or School, and this year was no exception.  The scouts, parents, leaders, religious, and members of the parish community at St. John Neumann always make Scout Sunday a positive and memorable experience; and we are always happy and honored to participate in it.

Particularly after experiencing certain unpleasant experiences related to privacy and protection in the former pack with which we were associated along with our former parish, it was our honor and pleasure to again participate in St. John Neumann’s consistently outstanding Scout Sunday Mass and Religious Recognition Ceremony.  Both the Mass and Ceremony are always handled professionally, and with sensitivity and sound integrity toward the privacy and protection of the youth involved.  That, as always, is very much appreciated.

Scout Sunday: Honoring God and Scouts (By: Michele Babcock-Nice)

Scout Sunday: Honoring God and Scouts

February 5, 2012

By: Michele Babcock-Nice

My Wolf Cub Scout, 2011

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.  

BSA Scout Sunday Patch 2011

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.

My Tiger Cub Scout After Receiving his Light of Christ Medal, 2011

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.  

BSA Scout Sunday Patch 2012

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.