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Scout Sunday 2-11-18

posted Feb 2, 2018, 1:24 PM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 4:27 AM ]

Troop 41 will be participating with Pack 341 in the 10:30am Worship Service at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church.

It is Scout Sunday and we try to say thank you to the church on this day by participating in the one of the services. Participation is encouraged but not required.  The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church is the Charter Organization for both Troop 41 and Pack 341.

Our Chaplain Dave Seraphin invites you to read his Scout Sunday message.


Being an old scout leader, I enjoy reading old Boy Scouts Handbooks for boys. In the very first Scout Handbook published in 1911 (by the way this was not my Handbook that I personally used as a scout) on page 250 it states, “The Boy Scouts of America maintain that no boy can grow into the best kind of citizenship without recognizing his obligation to God.” 

It goes on to state, “The recognition of God as the ruling and leading power in the universe, and the grateful acknowledgment of His favors and blessings is necessary to the best type of citizenship and is a wholesome thing in the education of the growing boy.” I personally believe those words hold true today, 107 years later. 

On this Scout Sunday let us gather together as brother Scouts and Scouters to worship this great God who created the universe and then created you and I in His image. We were created to pay homage to this God not only in this life but through out all eternity. 

If it be ever so possible to worship as a Troop on this Scout Sunday at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, it will be a holy gathering. However, this may not be possible for us to do, (I for one will be in Florida).  Let us attend our house of worship together in the Spirit. Let us pray on that Sunday for our Scoutmaster and all the Scouters of the Troop that God would direct Troop 41 in 2018 to give Him the glory. 

As the psalmist states, “My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge” (Ps. 62:7). The Scout oath states “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God”. Let us do our duty to this Great God as we worship together on this Scout Sunday 2018. 

~ Dave Seraphin, Troop 41 Chaplain  February 2018