On February 3, 2019, Pack 299 celebrated Scout Sunday at Mass at Saint Patrick Catholic Church. This year girls are included in the program and Pack 299 has three Lion Scout girls, all kindergartners, all attend Saint Patrick Catholic School, and all three are younger sisters of older scouts. Scouts hosted Social Hour after Mass.
Cub Scout Troop 299 celebrated Scout Sunday! Thank you to our amazing Scouts, Scout Leaders and many volunteers for hosting Social Hour after Mass this Sunday!
Posted by Saint Patrick Catholic Church on Monday, February 4, 2019
What is Scout Sunday?
The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 or in close proximity to the Boy Scout of America’s birthday as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.
Scout Sunday was added to the Scout celebration in the mid-1940s to bring greater awareness to Scouting and to allow Scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week.
A Scout is Reverent
The Scout Law says that “A Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith.
Scouting’s founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, knew that faith gives young people a road map for life and that is a wise guide for actions and thoughts.
Scout Sunday is a beautiful reminder to ground ourselves in faith and reverence both in personal lives and in the Boy Scouts of America’s daily mission to make the world a better place.