LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--There will be new scouting units in 13 Arkansas Conference churches as the result of a Bishop’s Dinner for Scouting at Pulaski Heights UMC.
Seventy-five people attended the April 15 meeting, coordinated by Bill Byrd, conference scouting coordinator, and hosted by Mackey Yokem, conference director of the mission and ministry.
Arkansas Area Bishop Gary Mueller, a Life Scout, encouraged church leaders to make disciples by chartering Scout units.
Will Rockefeller, projects director for U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), recalled how his father encouraged him in scouting and that the skills he learned in scouting have lasted a lifetime. He said, even as adult, his Eagle Scout rank still evokes respect.
Photo 1- Will Rockefeller tells Arkansas church leaders that being a Scout is like being a member of a fraternity.
Photo 2 -Scouts from a troop chartered by Pulaski Heights UMC served as waiters, and members of the Quapaw Area BSA Council served as table hosts for the dinner.