Scouting Volunteers Needed
Dear UMM Friends,
As you know, a primary outreach program of the United
Methodist Men is Scouting. When we speak of Scouting in the
United Methodist Church we refer to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,
Campfire, 4H, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Scouting in the
United Methodist Church must be seen as a ministry that
builds character and brings young people closer to Christ.
These children and youth Scouting programs encourage
religious institutions to instruct these children in their
faith by using church and faith based scouting resources. As
members of the Baltimore Washington Conference we intend to
use our Discipleship Adventure as a means to bring youth and
children into our churches by encouraging Scouting within
DID YOU KNOW THAT IN MANY OF OUR CHURCHES THERE ARE MORE
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR SCOUTING UNITS THAN THERE
ARE IN OUR CHURCH SCHOOL AND UMYF!!!!!! DID YOU KNOW THAT
ABOUT HALF OF THESE CHILDREN AND YOUTH HAVE NO CHURCH
In House Evangelism Ė Making young disciples for Jesus
Christ by nurturing those children already within our walls
who need a church family.
We have a surprising number of resources, but a strong and
dedicated group of people must be willing to answer Godís
call to build these programs in our regions and Conference.
Scouting can be the doorway for these children that leads to
our church school and UMYF.
We need persons who are former scouts who remember
the blessings of Scouting in their own lives. We need those
who may have no Scouting background, but who are looking for
the right place and time to nurture children and youth for
Christ. We need those who would be willing to publicize this
Scouting Ministry in their region. Those who are active
Scouters could simply make announcements concerning our
ministry at Scout meetings where they normally attend.
We also need persons who would be willing to meet with us on
a quarterly basis, at the Conference Center, to provide the
vision needed to bring children and youth to Christ through
Scouting. We have the program resources, but these children
need you in any capacity that you might be able to serve.
Please share this communication with your church friends and
If you feel that this communication may be a call to serve
in some capacity, please contact us.
Rev. Dr. W. Kenneth Lyons, Jr.
Joseph V. Vlcek
Baltimore Washington Conference Scouting Coordinators