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 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.
Troop 101 will be attending the 11:00 a.m. service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1515 Harrison Avenue). If you wish to carpool, meet the old Fire Station no later than 10:30. Following the service, we will go to Dirty Dave’s for Pizza. Parents can pick up Scouts at 1:15ish.