Planning for Scout Sunday

Perhaps the best way to showcase Scout Sunday is to show what Scouts are about by being of service to your church. Many members may not even know there is a Scout unit there.

Discuss this with your pastor early enough where you both can be comfortable with whatever role you play. This is a way to show members that Scouts are an asset to the church, not just a financial drain.

Often units will:

  • Provide all ushering for the services
  • Adults/older scouts may do gospel readings
  • Manage the collection/offertory
  • Ask all unit members to attend service in uniformSometimes units will:
  • Arrange to host any post-service fellowship
  • Receive at least part of the offering that week
  • Remember that it’s ultimately up to your religious leader what role Scout Sunday will take. Some churches don’t even mention it.

Example Scout Sunday Service

THE PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS

THE PRELUDE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Raise up a child in the way he should go.

All: And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Leader: Raise up a child in the way he should go.

All: And we will fulfill our Baptism.

Leader: Raise up a child in the way he should go.

All: And we will joyfully worship God together.

HYMN

PRAYER

SCRIPTURE

WORD OF GOD

INVITATION TO DESCIPILESHIP

HYMN

PRESENTATION OF RELIGIOUS AWARDS

HYMN OF FELLOWSHIP

BENEDICTION