• Girl Scout provides medical information card

    October 29th, 2013

    GRAND VALLEY, Ohio––Sarah Richie received the Gold Award, the highest award offered by the Girl Scouts. For her project, she designed a medical-emergency form people can carry to inform first responders of their medical condition. She also provided a video to explain how the card should be used. “I want to reach as many people as … read more

  • Two-thirds of astronauts were Boy Scouts

    October 21st, 2013

    Scouting Magazine reports that two-thirds of pilots and scientists selected as astronauts have been Boy Scouts.Of the 312 astronauts, at least 207 have been identified as having been Scouts or active in Scouting. That list includes 39 Eagle Scouts, 25 Life Scouts, 14 Star Scouts, 26 First Class Scouts, 17 Second Class Scouts, 13 Tenderfoot Scouts, … read more

  • Men recognize first responders

    October 9th, 2013

    PINEVILLE, La.-- UM Men of First UMC honored first responders in the community by presenting 75 Strength for Service to God and Country books to officers of the Pineville Police Department and the Pineville substation of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department. The project was funded by a barbecue that raised $1,100. The men also donated $200 to Grace … read more

  • UM bishop urges men to cross borders

    October 4th, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.––Mississippi Area Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. is urging United Methodist Men to cross borders. “Dr. Gregory Jones, former dean of Duke Divinity School, introduced the concept of ‘border crossings’,” said Swanson. “Border crossings occur when people get outside of their normal routine, their educational disciplines, their ethnic group, … read more