When and why should I re-engage in scouting ministry?
By Steven Scheid
When should I re-engage in scouting ministry?
Although it is still cold in Tennessee, the Old Farmer’s Almanac says is time to put the daffodils out. Even though they will not peak for a couple of months, they need the cold to set.
If we do not plant in the cold, the flowers cannot bloom in the first warmth of spring.
Yes, it’s cold, and outdoor time is limited, but now is the time to re-engage in scouting ministry.
Why should I re-engage in scouting ministry?
The bankruptcy and COVID-19 discourage many from returning to leadership positions in scouting.
These last two plus years will join other solemn occasions such as D-Day, the Kennedy assassination, Bloody Sunday, and 9/11. But this is different. It is not a single day; it is a long slow strain with lasting impacts. This is the kind of challenge that makes all sorts of ministry difficult.
Jesus offers a good reason: “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Our ministry can be the light that points to God.
God built us to be social. “It is not good that man should be alone.” We will be able to come together.
Now is the time to recruit young women for Girl Scouts and help Daisy troops grow. Now is the time to recruit young people for packs, troops, and crews of the Boy Scouts.
Help youth shut out in the cold by COVID-19 find the warmth of the spring in the house of God.
It’s time to re-engage in scouting ministry.
Steven Scheid, director
Center for Scouting Ministries