Scouting News

  • West Virginia establishes fund to support scouting ministries

    October 14th, 2010

    Photo: Larry Coppock, director of scouting ministries stands behind West Virginia Conference leaders signing a letter of agreement to create a fund for scouting ministries within the state. Men signing the agreement (left to right) are: Ralph Herron, scouting… read more

  • Two Nashville area churches celebrate centennial of scouting

    October 1st, 2010

    Photo: Larry Coppock, national director of scouting ministries, breaks ground for David Merin’s, Eagle Scout project at East End UMC in Nashville.NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two UM churches in the Nashville area have sponsored Boy Scout troops for 100 … read more

  • Chaplain distributes New Testaments to Scouts

    September 27th, 2010

    Photo: The Rev. Steve Hickle presents New Testaments with Psalms and Proverbs to Scouts attending a worship service at the base camp of the Philmont Scout Ranch.   CIMMARRON, N.M. –– The Rev. Steve Hickle, pastor of Fairmont UMC in… read more

  • Upper Room Prayer Line schedules 2,000 remote prayer centers in 2010

    September 8th, 2010

    Photo: Ben Grisamore, a member of First UMC in Wichita, Kans., answers a prayer request on a remote line of the Upper Room Prayer Center during the National Gathering of UM Men in Nashville. NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Only one person now staffs… read more

  • Boy Scouts by the number

    August 27th, 2010

    Photo: Some 5,500 Boy Scouts attend a United Methodist worship service during the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. Photo by Gary Hartley   700,000The approximate number of service hours that Eagle Scout service projects… read more

  • Seventy six sign up as scouting ministry specialists

    August 18th, 2010

    The Venturing Crew of Helena (Ala.) UMC tackles the rapids of the Ocoee River during a monthly high-adventure outing. Scouting ministry specialist will help neighboring churches learn about Venturing as a way to expand their ministry to youth.  … read more