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  • Sea Scout increases enthusiasm for scouting

    June 18th, 2013

    Tripp Gulledge drills in screws attaching new boards to a Mobile Bay dock. MOBILE, Ala.–– Tripp Gulledge, 16, a Sea Scout stirred up a passion for scouting among people attending a laity banquet during the June, 2013, Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. The fact that Tripp is blind has not stopped him from obtaining the rank of Eagle, … read more

  • Southern Baptist Scout troops welcomed to United Methodist churches

    June 12th, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 12)–– Meeting in Houston, the Southern Baptist Convention stopped short of disassociating with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), but they urged the national organization “to remove from executive and board leadership the individuals who earlier sought to allow gays as both members and leaders without consulting the many … read more

  • Multi-tasking mom becomes scouting ministry specialist

    June 6th, 2013

    CYPRESS, Texas––Susan Lawyer, mother of a 17-year-old Boy Scout and a 12-year-old Girl Scout, became a scouting ministry specialist after serving as charter organization representative for a troop at Good Shepherd UMC and after attending a February training experience at the Florida Sea Base. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Lawyer juggles carpooling… read more

  • A statement from the General Commission on UM Men following the decision by the Boy Scouts of America

    May 24th, 2013

    Scouts attend a United Methodist worship service at the National Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The Boy Scouts of America approved a new policy to accept gay Scouts. The policy begins Jan. 1, and will not change the relationship between the Commission on United Methodist Men and BSA. The May 23 action taken by voting delegates to the annual membership … read more