Scout Sunday, Scout Shabbat and National Scout Week

Scout Sunday is scheduled for February 3, 2013. Scouts are encouraged to wear their Field Uniforms (Class A) to the service of their choice this Sunday.

Scout Shabbat is scheduled for Saturday February 9, 2013. Scouts are also encouraged to wear their Field Uniforms (Class A) to the service of their choice.

National Scout week is scheduled from February 3, 2013 through February 9, 2013 and is the anniversary week of the Boy Scouts of America.

Scout Week offers our units a prime opportunity to take Scouting out to the people and really focus the spotlight of public awareness on the great things we’re doing in their community.

Units are strongly encouraged to organize an activity to celebrate Scouting’s anniversary in a dignified and visible way. Many units worship together, perform a service project in a public area, or prepare static displays in store windows. Any act to show the presence and good work of our organization ensures that Scouting is perceived as a vital influence in our communities. Together, we can demonstrate the strength of Scouting and promote public awareness of the benefits Scouting brings to the individual, community, and nation.

Potential Scout Week Activity Ideas:

Conduct a service project for a chartered organization as a way of thanking them for their support of Scouting.

Hold a special flag-raising ceremony at a high-profile location in the community, or make a special presentation to the local school board, mayor, or city council.

Invite chartered organizations, supporters, police, fire and rescue personnel, and government officials to participate.

Have dens create birthday cards or handicraft items to display in store windows, school trophy cases, etc.

Make public appearances at worship services, service club programs, chartered organization events, city council meetings, etc.

Conduct unit family events such as blue and gold banquets, courts of honor, parents’ nights, alumni recognitions, etc.

Plant a tree in honor of the anniversary.

Use this opportunity for packs and troops to work together. This will also provide Webelos Scouts with an opportunity to work with the troop they will be moving into.