· Scouting

The UMC BSA Leadership Team announced that a new relationship agreement (formerly called a charter) for United Methodist congregations engaged in scouting. The agreements will be ready by June 30,2022.
To help orient congregational scouting leaders, an information session has been planned to orient church leadership to the new relationship agreement. Local BSA Council leadership is also being oriented to the new agreement and they will be receiving the same information sent to local churches.
Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. CT/7:30 p.m. ET by Zoom. The meeting will be 75 minutes. If you are unable to attend, a video link, and FAQ will be made available to you following the meeting if you register.
Every participant that registers will receive the new relationship agreement two days prior to the meeting by email. The Zoom call will review:

  1. The legal protections for congregations in the new relationship agreement.
  2. The insurance purchased by BSA for congregations that enter into the relationship statement.
  3. How the new relationship agreement will be rolled out to congregations with scout troops.
  4. Questions and answers.

New Boy Scouts Agreement for Local Churches Orientation (Zoom Call) 
Time: June 16, 2022 7:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: United Methodist and BSA Relationship Update
Please register for the meeting by clicking the link below. It is very important that you register so you will get the logon information:
If the link does not work, please copy and paste this address into the browser.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 
With registration you will get a copy of a frequently asked questions and link to the video recording.
If you need help, please contact Steven Scheid at sscheid@gcumm.org or (615) 620-7261.
Steven Scheid, Director
Center for Scouting Ministries | GCUMM
The United Methodist Church 
Bishop John Schol, BSA/UMC Team Leader
The United Methodists

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