Members of Boy Scout Troop 282 and Cub Scout Pack 3282 celebrated Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) 105th anniversary on February 8, 2015 with their charter organization North Kent Presbyterian Church (NKPC) on Boy Scout Sunday. Each year Boy Scouts across the nation gather to celebrate Scout Sunday as they live out their oath: “to do my duty to God and my county and to obey the Scout Law”. The 12th point of the Scout law calls for a Scout to “reverent”.
Scouting’s founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, knew that faith provides young people a road map for life, and that is a wise guide for thoughts and actions. Boy Scout Sunday is a reminder to ground ourselves in this faith and reverence, both in our personal lives and in Boy Scouts of America’s daily mission to make the world a better place.
For their service for the Lord’s Day, the Scouts served as greeters and ushers for the congregation. Following the service, they were honored by the members of NKPC with a cake reception.
February 8, 1910 marks that day that BSA was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia by founder William D. Boyce. By 1912, Scouting had spread to every state in the union and continues to be a strong foundation.