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UM Men Magazine

UM Men Magazine is a wonderful source for news and events throughout the connection of United Methodist Men.

Scouting Ministry Training

Here is the new Scouting Ministry Training. We have eight great modules, each with a PowerPoint presentation and a one-page handout. You can use them for anything from a 10 minute overview to a half-day workshop. But right now, why not try it out as an online self-study?

If you are not yet a Scouting Ministry Specialist (SMS), please complete the one-page Scouting Ministry Specialist Application today. If you are an SMS, please consider upgrading your membership to be a Charter Lifetime SMS Member.

Training Menu

The UMC Scouting Ministry Committee is asking every Conference and District to host this training at least once in the year. Please call Marc Stowe at 615-620-7262 to coordinate dates and places.

Downloads

  • 40 Day Shepherd Challenge

    A free spiritual formation e-workbook based on the aims and methods of Scouting.

  • A Scout is Reverent

    The United Methodist Church has a rich history of sponsorship and support of the BSA because many of our churches have found Scouting to be a successful way to reach and minister to community youth and families.

  • BBBS FAQs

    Got questions? We’ve got answers to frequently asked questions about Big Brothers Big Sisters.

  • Bishop's Award of Excellence

    The Bishop’s Award of Excellence is established for the purpose of recognizing congregations and units within the United Methodist Church that extend their ministry to children and youth by creating a faith based environment for children, youth, their families and their leaders to participate in civic youth-serving agencies.

  • Bishop's Dinner Packet

    A "how-to" plan and conduct a Bishop's Dinner for scouting.

  • BSA Fiscal Procedures FAQs

  • Building Champions for Christ

    Building live-changing relationships across generational lines.

  • Certified Scouting Ministry Specialists List

    List of all certified scouting ministry specialists

  • Cross and Flame Award Brochure

    The Cross and Flame Award recognizes adult leaders who have given exceptional service in the use and promotion of the Scouting Program for young people, one who has served children and youth through The United Methodist Church. A minimum of three years of service is required.

  • GCUMM Executive Committee letter to BSA Executive

    Open letter from GCUMM President, Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr., and GCUMM General Secretary, Gilbert C. Hanke, concerning the proposed membership changes of Boy Scouts of America.

  • Good Samaritan Award Brochure

    Youth award for outstanding outreach ministry to others. Recipient doesn't have to be United Methodist.

  • Nothing but Nets Toolkit

    Find out how your Scout troop can get involved in Nothing but Nets and help save lives in Africa.

  • Scouting News, Fall 2007

    Read about active ministry through Scouting and Youth Civic Agencies throughout The United Methodist Church.

  • Scouting News, Spring 2007

    Read about active ministry through Scouting and Youth Civic Agencies throughout The United Methodist Church.

  • Scouting News, Spring 2008

    Read about active ministry through Scouting and Youth Civic Agencies throughout The United Methodist Church.

  • Scouting News, Summer 2007

    Read about active ministry through Scouting and Youth Civic Agencies throughout The United Methodist Church.

  • Scouting News, Winter 2008

    Read about active ministry through Scouting and Youth Civic Agencies throughout The United Methodist Church.

  • Shepherd Church Charter Recognition

    The Shepherd Church Charter Recognition is to annually recognize churches that provide outstanding scouting/youth mentoring ministry to their communities through sponsorship of one or more of the civic youth-serving agencies.

  • Silver Torch Award brochure

    The Silver Torch may be awarded to an adult for exemplary service to scouting and/or youth ministry beyond the annual conference.

  • Torch Award brochure

    Adult scouting/youth leader award for service at the conference level.

Awards Downloads

Complete information relating to all of these awards is available through the Office of Civic Youth-Serving Agencies/Scouting at the General Commission on United Methodist Men, Nashville, Tennessee. Brochures may be downloaded below.

  • The Cross and Flame Award

    The Cross and Flame Award recognizes adult leaders who have given exceptional service in the use and promotion of the Scouting Program for young people, one who has served children and youth through The United Methodist Church. A minimum of five years of service is required.

    Cross and Flame Award Brochure

  • The Torch Award

    The Torch is an emblem of Christian faithfulness. It recognizes the builders of Christian character and service to others. The Torch Award recognizes adult leaders who are members of The United Methodist Church and have given exceptional service in the use and promotion of the Scouting program locally. A minimum of 4 years of service is required.

    The Torch Award Brochure

  • The Good Samaritan Award

    The Good Samaritan Award provides United Methodist churches a means to recognize an individual youth who demonstrates the attributes of the Good Samaritan described in Luke 10:25-37, ministry to others through outreach, humanitarian assistance or advocacy. Recipients must be between the ages of 6 and 30.

    The Good Samaritan Award Brochure

  • The Bishop's Award of Excellence

    The Bishop's Award of Excellence is authorized to recognize congregations and units/clubs with the United Methodist Church that extend their ministry to children and youth by creating a faith-based environment for children, youth, their families and their leaders who participate in the following youth-serving agencies: Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Camp Fire USA and 4-H.

    The Bishop's Award of Excellence Brochure

  • The Silver Torch Award

    The Silver Torch Award is to recognize adults who have given faithful service to the United Methodist Church at the regional, national, or international level through Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, Camp Fire USA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, 4-H or United Methodist Youth.

    The Silver Torch Award Brochure

  • The Shepherd Church Charter Recognition

    The Shepherd Church Charter Recognition is to annually recognize churches that provide outstanding scouting/youth mentoring ministry to their communities through sponsorship of one or more of the civic youth-serving agencies.

    The Shepherd Church Brochure