Four Star Recipient

Slade Encourages Others to Earn P.R.A.Y. Awards

Slade L. received his God and Life award as well as his Four Star Award in May 2017. Slade is part of Troop 1045 in Hartville, Ohio in the Buckeye Council where he serves as Chaplain Aide. Here’s what Slade had to say about his experience earning the P.R.A.Y. Awards:

"While I was doing the last part to the P.R.A.Y Series, I definitely became closer to God. I started in Cub Scouts and ever since then, God has had a big part in my life. Just in the last two years I have joined my churches orchestra playing the trombone every Sunday and have been put in charge of worship with the five year olds and I have loved every minute of it. The P.R.A.Y Series has taught me a lot about life in general and just knowing that God has a big plan for my life is truly amazing!! To the Scouts that are considering doing the Series, I would really encourage it. 'A Scout is reverent.' I live by this part of the Scout Law every day. Keep your faith and spread His word. God Bless!"

Congratulations Slade, Well done!

 

Side by Side

RP3 Summer Project

Trisha Morgan shared pictures of her Girl Scout and Cub Scout holding their Bible patches.  Over the summer they wanted to earn the RP3 patches. Judging from the pictures which show 4 patches, they only have 2 more to go! (How nice to see the God and Me patch on their blankets, too!)

Girls Earn “Tents and Shelters” RP3 Patch

AHG Explorers Go Camping for First Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

10 AHG Explorers from Troop KY0522 went camping for the first time despite the rain. As they pitched tents and learned to make fires, they also carved out time for Bible study doing what else but the “Tents and Shelters” RP3 patch. According to Troop Shepherd Buffy Williams, “The girls had a wonderful time bonding and relishing in God's wonderful creation. It was such a blessing to be a part of this."

VENTURING CREW 8

Buntyn Presbyterian Church

Ronda Standridge reports that members of Crew 8 received their God and Life award. Ronda added, “I enjoyed watching them become more confident in talking about their faith through the process.” At the same time, Andrew Humphreys was presented with the adult Celtic Cross recognition.

Congratulations, Crew 8!

 

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

"Before" and "After"

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hill, CA celebrated 7 Cub Scouts earning the God and Family award during their Scout Sunday service on February 12, 2017. The boys met 8 times over a period of 4 months to complete the requirements for the God and Family program. The congregation supported the boys service project by donating 291 pairs of new socks as well as personal hygiene items and toiletries that were collected and given to a local shelter to benefit families in need. The boys had fun making their pizzas while learning about God's love for all of us! 

Congratulations to Joshua H., Jacob L., Tai C., Reece M., Jack S., Charley W., and Jack S.

Thanks to God and Family Counselor Jennifer Libby for sharing the “before” and “after” pictures. It's fun to see them hard at work in a classroom session, and then as proud recipients after the presentation!

[Check out the lesson being taught on the wall behind the boys in the top photo. Do you recognize the review of the “faith tools” presented in the Bake lesson (God and Family Lesson 5)? The P.R.A.Y. staff loves to see “stuff” from our Resource Library actually printed and being used in classroom settings. Thanks for making our day!]

AHG Troop MI0408

Charlotte, MI

Troop MI0408 offers the religious recognition programs every 2 or 3 years so that girls have an opportunity to earn it at each level. Since the AHG Troop meets on the first and third Mondays, the P.R.A.Y. awards are offered on the 2nd and 4th Mondays for part of the program year. Girls are recognized during a Sunday morning worship service as well as the year-end Court of Honor. This past year there were participants in 3 of the 4 program levels (including a couple of Cub Scouts from Pack 45).

Thanks, Troop MI0408, for including the P.R.A.Y. awards as part of your ongoing program.

  

 

AHG Tenderhearts Earn God and Me

Ten AHG Tenderhearts completed the God and Me class offered at Dardenne Presbyterian Church in Dardenne Prairie, MO.

According to AHG Charter Rep, Samantha Knauper, their Troop would also be awarding 3 God and Family awards, 1 God and Life award, and 10 Bible Basics RP3 patches. Samantha reports that 41 out of 89 girls (almost half of the entire Troop) have received a religious recognition. Their Troop has also served a total of 4,245.25 hours of service to their community.   

Pictured are Keziah S., Darci S., Aurora A., Olivia B., Grace I., and Julia R.  

Not pictured are: Cameryn B., Sophia S., Elizabeth T., and Ellie L.

Thank you for growing in faith and in service to God!

 

Daniel M. Receives God and Church Award

Daniel M.

God and Church

Oakmont Presbyterian Church

Daniel M. received his God and Church award from Pastor Paul Sherwood of Oakmont Presbyterian Church. This is the third P.R.A.Y. award that he has earned. Daniel was challenged to serve God through service to others, and he assisted at The Manna Missions in Alabaster, Alabama where he helped by loading bags of food in the cars of those in need. Daniel is an Eagle Scout in Troop 93, and a Brotherhood member of the Coosa Lodge, Order of the Arrow where he currently serves as Vice Chief of Fellowship. 

Congratulations, Daniel, on your accomplishment!

Pack 2105

First Ever Religious Emblems Ceremony

Pack 2105 chartered by Concord Methodist Church of Paducah, KY held their FIRST EVER Religious Emblem Ceremony in May 2017. Four Webelos Scouts -  Justus E, Ray R, Kayven N, and Aaron B - received their God and Family religious awards after much hard work in den meetings, at home with their families, and meeting with their ministers.

“It was amazing to see these boys work diligently on their Spiritual Maturity and Faith and to be able to serve them as counselor and to share in moments of insights, growth and the awards received in recognition.”

- Brent Easton, Webelos Den Leader, Pack and Four-River District Chaplain

Girl Scouts Receive Awards

God and Me & God and Family
First United Methodist Church
Conover, NC

13 Girl Scouts from Conover First United Methodist Church participated in the God and Me and God and Family programs this spring. In God and Me, girls made GAMEBoxes and learned about “Best Friends with Jesus,” and in God and Family, girls made family pizzas and learned about “Growing in God’s Love.” Pictured are Ava Grace, Ivy, Laci, Rachel and Regan along with Rev. Charmaigne Van Rooyen, associate pastor who taught the classes. The Girl Scout Troop is part of a larger Scouting ministry of Conover First UMC, and indeed part of their outreach ministry.

Thanks to Girl Scout leader Debbie Moritz for providing the photo.