Simon and Isaac Earn God and Me

Combination Home Learning and Virtual Meetings

 

In the chaos of Coronavirus quarantine, Simon & Isaac took time to learn more about Jesus! Here they show off drawings depicting some of the Bible stories they learned. Even though their church was closed, these Cub scouts earned their religious award through a combination of at home learning and virtual meetings! Way to go!

Family Earns P.R.A.Y. Award During Covid-19

Here’s what one family had to say about completing a P.R.A.Y. award together as a family:

“Really appreciate the great program you have to offer. It really helped fill a void during Covid lockdown (no sports, no scouts, no Sunday School). This program really adapted well to an online format. My son’s troop is pushing to have other scouts explore doing this as well.”

Congratulations to Graham and Joslyn on earning their God and Family awards!

  

AHG Troop Uses Zoom to Finish Bible Patches

AHG Troop IL-0318 was working on two RP3 Bible patches when Covid-19 came, so they finished the lessons over Zoom and completed the requirements for both The Good Book and Out of the Water. According to Troop Shepherd Kelly Carlson, “The lessons were very clear, with good questions for discussion. I found that parents who did the lessons with their daughters had no trouble. The younger girls liked the opening activity too. I hope to use more of the patches and lessons for next year!” Click here for information on the RP3 Series.

Here are some of the AHG girls working on their RP3 lessons. Congratulations to Troop IL-0318!

  

 

Easter Service Project Continues Despite Covid-19

Justin B. made modifications for Covid-19 and delivered Easter baskets for the 11th year in a row. What started as a one-time God and Family project has turned into an annual service project called “Easter Goodies from Youth to Youth” and has been adopted by Boy Scout Troop 1. Initially they were unsure of whether EGYY 2020 would happen this year, but after contacting 4 family service centers and hearing that they would still like to receive donated Easter baskets, the decision was made to go forward with EGYY 2020 with the following modifications:

  • Only 1 person assembled the baskets out in the driveway (instead of by Boy Scout Troop 1 at Grace Episcopal Church);
  • Shipping and curbside delivery was utilized to avoid all contact;
  • Baskets were delivered early to be quarantined prior to distribution on Easter.

 

This year Justin donated 24 baskets in the Louisville KY area and Boy Scout Troop 1 donated 23 baskets in the Paducah KY area. That brings the 11 year running total to 308 children that hopefully had a little bright Easter because of these community Good Samaritans!


See related stories from April 2019 and May 2017:
https://www.praypub.org/scouts-deliver-easter-blessings
https://www.praypub.org/god-and-family-project-lasts-8-years

Jesus and Me Scroll

 

Donald G.
Jesus and Me
New Port, NC
New Bern Church of God
East Carolina Council, BSA

Pastor Wallace shares this photo of Donald who enjoyed the Jesus Scroll Craft.

Donald climbed up on a chair to proudly display his work!

 

Family Pizza

 

Michigan G.
God and Family
Lock Haven, PA
Great Island Presbyterian Church
Susquehanna Council, BSA

“Michigan enjoyed this program and the creativity of being able to design a pizza based on his own family’s story.  He loved building the pizza, step by step.”

120 Participants Join Interfaith Hike

Kent Brittain, Religious Emblems Coordinator
River District
Alamo Area Council, BSA

“Our interfaith hike on February 9th for Scout Sunday was a huge success. We had 120 participants with 8 faith stops for a 3.75 mile hike in Downtown New Braunfels, Texas. We had at least 10 families unfamiliar with the P.R.A.Y. program that wanted more information and direction so we will be helping them out to get started. We had all the P.R.A.Y. handouts and information on awards, REC's and Chaplaincy too in a personal effort to have every unit in our District with some kind of religious position filled and trained. We are very enthusiastic about what the Lord has in store for us this year and for next year's event. God bless P.R.A.Y.'s efforts to bring God's light to our youth and families."

Having Fun Making Pizza!

Caleb N.
God and Family

Beloit, WI
Trinity Lutheran Church

“My son is in 4th grade and is so proud of himself. Caleb has had so much fun doing this!!”

 

Christian Gives Back to the Community

Christian J.
Jesus and Me
The Salvation Army Oceanside Corps
Oceanside, CA

Christian wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to participate in P.R.A.Y.’s spiritual enrichment program. He did volunteer work learning about teamwork, citizenship, leadership, and the Lord. He helped sort and organize hundreds of food donations.

 

Thank you, Christian, for giving back to the community!

 

 

Mission Dinner Supports Local P.R.A.Y. Program

This is the second year Pack 1879 has implemented a Mission Dinner with its charter partner, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Midlothian, Virginia to support their local PRAY program.

Last year the Mission Dinner netted enough funds to provide a complete program of God & Me and God & Family for 26 youth, including the booklets, materials, snacks, certificates, square knots and a pizza party.  Once again, the proceeds will fully fund the P.R.A.Y. courses, including the new Jesus & Me program for K-1. Now Pack 1879 not only schedules the yearly P.R.A.Y. programs for its scouts, it also adds the Mission Dinner to its annual program. 

 

Thanks to the leadership of Pack 1879 for stepping up and making it possible to underwrite the PRAY Program!

Pictured are Scott Leigh (Committee Chair), Ron Flournoy (Religious Emblems Coordinator), Lisa Mallory (Den Leader), and Charles Powers (Treasurer). There are others that are not pictured!