The Rev. Greg Godwin, vice-chair of the Scouting Ministry Committee, presents gifts to Nigeria Area Bishop John Wesley Yohanna. Godwin, a pastor in West Virginia, presented the bishop with a Scout scarf from Philmont Training Center, New Testaments for Scouts at high adventure bases, and Nothing But Nets Scout patches.
Attending his first commission meeting, the bishop said communities in his episcopal area received 10,000 bed nets to protect them against malaria, and he expressed appreciation to Scouts for their role in making the nets available. He also noted that Boy’s and Girl’s Brigade in his nation are closely related to churches.
The commission worked with other denominations to provide 20,000 New Testaments with Psalms to the all four BSA high adventure bases: Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, Northern Tier in Minnesota, the Florida Sea Base and the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Each edition includes the official grace prayer of the respective high adventure base.