Scouting, Volume 7, Number 2, January 9, 1919 Page: 1
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NEW YORK, N. Y., JANUARY 9, 1919
How to Make Scout Sunday Effective
Suggestions to Scoutmasters of Church Troops,
and Other Scoutleaders
"A Scout is Reverent"
LINE of Action: At the earliest possible moment,
with the chairman of your troop committee, call
on your pastor and urge him to give leadership in
making February 9th the greatest of all Scout Sundays.
Urge the pastor to give over one service in emphasiz-
ing the importance of American boyhood, the Scout
Movement and the Church.
Arrange to have the church bulletin call attention to
the work of the troop in connection with the church.
Plan to have your troop at the service in uniform.
Arrange to have your troop formally participate in
the services. Be sure to have the scouts give the Scout
Oath and Scout Law.
Where practical, have a four minute speech by a
scout, "Why Boys Like Scouting."
Troop Committee to Help in the Service
See that the troop committee occupy an important
place in the service. If practical, give the chairman of
the troop committee a part in it. Have him make a
short report of the work of the troop in the church.
Some churches in your community will not have troops.
As a missionary of the Scout Movement, visit these
churches and arrange with the pastors to have the claims
of Scouting presented with the view to bringing the
benefits of Scouting to the boys of their church.
Secure the interest of the pastor in making Scout Sun-
day a day of inventory and appraisal for the boy power
of the community.
Furnish him with facts relating to the Scout ,Move-
ment and ask his cooperation.
Sell him Scouting as a great "between the Sundays
program" for the boys of his church. Offer your co-
operation to supply some uniformed scouts who will
participate in the service by giving the Scout Oath and
Law or some appropriate ceremony.
If you cannot secure a scout service, endeavor to get
permission to have a scout who would prepare before-
hand a four minute talk on "Scouting and the Boys of
Call the attention of the pastor to Scouting as endorsed
by eminent educators, religious leaders and all those
interested in the citizenship of the American boy.
Scoutmasters of Independent Troops
The independent troops have a great opportunity to
bring together in their Scout Sunday service the various
religious forces of the community.
When the troop is in a small community where there
are two or three churches and boys of various religious
faiths, the scout service should be a community affair,
possibly held on Sunday afternoon in which pastors of
all the churches would participate. Arrange with the
Roman Catholic priest, the Jewish rabbi and a Protestant
minister to come together in a public building and con-
duct a service on broad religious lines, referring to the
twelfth Scout Law—"A Scout is Reverent." The past
year has seen a number of towns carry on a Thanks-
giving service under this plan.
Independent troops should be filled full of the mis-
sionary zeal and make an effort to spread the knowledge
of Scouting as suggested for church troops.
Suggested Topics for Addresses for Scout Services
The Boy—Our Greatest Asset.
Organized Boyhood in the War.
The Scout Movement's Record in Winning the Wrar.
The Boys in Our Town.
The Religious Value of Scouting.
Leadership and the Boy Scouts of America.
Leisure Time and the Boys in Our Church.
The Boys of Today—The Men of Tomorrow.
The Boy's Value as a Boy.
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