Jackson United Methodist Church celebrated Scout Sunday on Feb. 25.
The Boy Scouts of America marks Scouting Anniversary Day on Feb. 8. Many troops pick a Sunday in February to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.
Kevin Tomb and Kevin Rome, Scout leaders of Boy Scout Troop 51, members of the troop, and some from Cub Scout Pack 61 attended the worship service in uniform and led portions of the service including reading Scripture, serving as ushers and acolytes, and making presentations.
During the service, Boy Scout Brandon Green, who presented the American flag, was recognized because he has been at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the past seven months. He was home for three weeks and will return to stay at Ronald McDonald House for another month.
The Rev. Chris Curry and Kevin Tomb recognized five Scouts who were being honored for completing the God and Life Program. Those scouts were Chris Gorman, Orrin Noland, Garrett Rome, Jacob Rome and Fox Vidrine.
“It was a joy to lead the Boy Scouts in Troop 51 in this program every week for several months, and to recognize these five Scouts in our worship service,” Curry said.
He explained to the congregation that the “God and Life Program is based on the call and life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts of the Apostles, as well as other related Scriptures.”
He said “these five scouts successfully completed the goals of the program:
- Strengthen their relationship with Christ.
- Be open to God's calling in their lives.
- Regularly read the Bible.
- Experience the joy of serving others.