BOY SCOUT MINISTRY

BOY SCOUT TROOP SPONSORSHIP

Many Brotherhood Chapters help sponsor or support Boy Scouts of America troops in their churches. Some of the activities that may be performed are:

  • Helping with advancement in the troop
  • Helping with troop leadership
  • Assisting in troop transportation
  • Providing merit badge counselors
  • Help the troop recruit new members

NATIONAL EPISCOPAL SCOUTERS ASSOCIATION

The purpose of the National Episcopal Scouters Association (ESA) is to promote scouting in Episcopal parishes and to encourage Episcopal youth to earn the religious emblem award. The ESA was established in 2004 at the Brotherhood's National Council meeting in New Orleans. It is recognized by the Boy Scouts of America as the official association of Episcopal Scouts. The ESA promotes Scouting in Episcopal churches and all members of the ESA board are members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

Questions regarding Scouting in the Church may be referred to the National Episcopal Scouters Association, PO Box 6574, High Point, NC 27262.

Web sites and links with more information:

Boy Scouts of America FACT Sheet icon

National Episcopal Scouters Association

Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.)

Scouters Discussion Group

RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS PROGRAM

The religious emblems program for Episcopal youth includes the following:

God and Me God and Me
For youth in grades one through three, this program encourages children to tell the story of their own lives, think about the life and teachings of Jesus, and to see how God is present in their lives today.
God and Family God and Family
For youth in grades four and five, this program fosters growth in relationship to self and God, and Gods role in building a healthy family.
God and Chruch God and Church
For youth in grades six through eight, this program provides young persons with an opportunity to strengthen their relationship with Christ, learn about the ministry and worship of the Episcopal Church, and to experience the joy of serving others through community service.
God and Life God and Life
For youth in grades nine through 12, this program helps young people grow as Christians by fostering in them a closer relationship with and commitment to Christ through a heightened awareness of their worship experiences, of how God gives them strength during adversity, and how God helps everyone accomplish great things when they are open to His calling.

For adult recognition, the religious emblems program has two options:

Adult Mentor Program God and Country Mentor
A mentor is someone who serves as a living example for another person. The God and Country mentor program helps adults understand what it means to have a positive Christian influence on a youth who is enrolled in the God and Country program, and how to make the program a more enriching experience.
St. George Award St. George Award, Episcopal Church
A national recognition to acknowledge distinguished service by adults in the spiritual, physical, mental, and moral development of youth through service to the Episcopal Church and through national youth agency programs. Any adult who has made an exemplary contribution to the national youth agency ministry in the Episcopal Church may receive this recognition. The award seeks the individual; the individual does not seek the award, and it cannot be earned. Nomination Form