February 12th is Scouting Ministries Sunday

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Did you know the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America are two of five civic youth-serving and scouting organizations recognized by the Book of Discipline as ministries of the United Methodist Church? On Sunday, February 12th, Burks and about 5,000 other churches are recognizing the approximately 700,000 youth and adults who are part of the United Methodist Scouting ministry. Burks has sponsored Cub Scout Pack 3266 (currently 101 boys and 27 adult leaders) and Boy Scout Troop 166 (30 young men and 25 leaders) since 1963, and we host a Girl Scout troop with about 15 members.

Scouts will help in both services on February 12th, and Pack 3266 will have its annual Pinewood Derby that afternoon. All young men and women (and adult leaders) who are involved in Scouting should proudly wear their uniforms on February 12th to be recognized. Burks’ members will show our appreciation through the time-honored Methodist traditions of a hearty welcome and by sharing food with families of the Pinewood Derby participants that afternoon. More information on how you can help will be available in Sunday School classes February 5.