Posts From March, 2019

Girl Scout Sunday Worship Service Celebration

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Over 30 Girl Scouts gathered to lead worship and celebrate Girl Scout Sunday on March 10, 2019 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Council. This annual event is girl-led, including the flag ceremony, call to worship, scripture reading, and even the message.

Four Star Recipient Samantha T. delivered the message and told how the P.R.A.Y. religious awards have impacted her: “Not only did my Faith grow through this program but so did my confidence in myself. I grew closer to God and was finally able to open up to the people and world around me.” Samantha went on to explain what she learned at each program level and how “the colors red, yellow, blue, and green mean so much to me” (referring to the four-color cross on the P.R.A.Y. awards displayed proudly on her uniform). Not only did Samantha earn all four levels, she also assisted with the younger classes.  

Girl Scouts were recognized by the Christian Protestant Girl Scout Committee for earning the My Promise, My Faith pin. Girl Scouts who earned a P.R.A.Y. award received a special patch. All Girl Scouts in attendance received a Girl Scout Sunday patch.

Thank you to Rev. Kyle Butler and Mount Zion United Methodist Church for hosting the event. Thank you to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri for their support!

Photo: Four Star Recipient Samantha T. is pictured with Kathy Dabrowski from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Council.

Cub Scouts Earn God and Family

Salem United Methodist Church

From Tricia Burgess: "I am so proud of these two Cub Scouts from Pack 125 from Salem, South Carolina. Ray G. and Harley W. worked hard on their God and Family workbooks. In class, Ray was always eager to look up the Bible verses and read the stories out loud. And I was so proud when we were playing the "Jeopardy Game" at the end of the sessions, Harley picked the question that asked him to recite the 10 Commandments. He was able to say them all, and in order, using his 10 Commandment Finger Counting that he learned in Lesson 4. On our last night of class, they made their own individual pizzas and Ray even tried anchovies for the first time. Thank you to Salem United Methodist Church for providing location for our classes."

Here are the resources mentioned above from the P.R.A.Y. Resource Library:

Jeopardy Game Questions

Jeopardy Game Cards

Ten Commandment Finger Counting

Lutheran Servant of Youth Adult Recognition

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Charles Howard Miller received the Lutheran Servant of Youth award on a blustery winter day from Rev. Dee Pederson of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, Minnesota on February 10, 2019. Charles was recognized for his service to the church (as Sunday School music leader, confirmation guide, and Wednesday evening service musician) and also to the Boy Scouts of America (as Pack Committee member, den leader, Webelos leader, Pack trainer, and now as Troop Committee member and member of the Scenic District in the Central Minnesota Council).  Presenting the award were Loren Meinke (National Lutheran Association on Scouting), Pastor Dee Pederson, and Jon Meinke (long-time friend, fellow professional and troop member).