The United Methodist Church and Scouting
Nurturing children, teens, and families through outreach and evangelism and incorporating them into the life of the church may have tremendous, eternal results for the youth, their family and the Church.
The mission of the church is to reach out to those within the community, receive them as they are, relate them to God, nurture and equip them, and send them back into the community in order to make the community a more loving and just place in which to live. With that in mind, the United Methodist Church promotes the use of programs across the Church and local congregations to promote civic youth-serving agencies as an outreach ministry within their community.
The Church has chosen to use four youth agency programs:
- Boy Scouts of America
- Girl Scouts of the USA
- Big Brothers Big Sisters (Amachi Partnership)
- Camp Fire
These agencies offer a unique opportunity to minister to young people. The four were chosen because of their opportunity to share Christian teachings, long-standing connection with local congregations and their recognition of the P.R.A.Y. program.
We, the Church, are endowed with certain responsibilities that allow scouting and civic youth serving programs to become a ministry. This is what differentiates us from a civic or community-based club. Our approach in executing the programs always keeps Christ and youth growth in mind.
Morrow First United Methodist and Scouting
The Scouting Ministry of Morrow First UMC has been active for over 50 years. The church sponsors a Male and Female Scout Troop, a Cub Pack, a Girl Scout Service Unit, and Girl Scout troops. The scouts play a vital role in the ministries of our church. They participate in church services, church wide clean-ups, the Annual Barbecue, and the Annual Memorial Day Flag Retirement Ceremony and placing of flags at the church cemetery.
Each year our church combines two observances — Boy Scout Sunday in February and Girl Scout Sunday in March – into one Annual Scout Sunday Observance with our church sponsored Cub, Boy, and Girl Scout Troops participating in the service.
- Boy Scout Troop 112 – Meets Monday at 7:00 PM in the Scout Hut
- 3s A Charm Service Unit – Meets 2nd Thursday from 7-9 PM
- Girl Scouts – Troops meet on Friday night or Saturday morning. Call the office for more Information