February 1, 2015
Scout Sunday is coming soon!
A Scout is Reverent: Scout Sunday Observance
The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. However, each chartered organization can use either of two other options to celebrate this special day.
An organization can adopt a specific Sunday to celebrate. In the instance of the United Methodist Church, Scout Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in February. It also is permissible for a local church to celebrate on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation.
Click here for BSA’s Scout Sunday page:
Boy’s Life Magazine has a announced Scout Sunday 2015 as February 8th in order to combine the BSA’s birthday, Scouting Anniversary Day, and Scout Sunday “into one glorious day.” Click here for the January 22nd article:
Your unit and church may celebrate Scout Sunday on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation.
Scout Sabbath is Feb. 14.
Scout Sabbath, for Jewish Scout units, is always the Saturday after Scout Sunday. This year, it falls on Feb. 14, 2015.
NOTE: Though the National Jewish Committee on Scouting has designated Feb. 14 as Scout Sabbath this year, some councils celebrate the occasion on other days.