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Each year on Feb. 8, the Boy Scouts of America celebrates its birthday. It’s a date officially known as Scouting Anniversary Day.

But this is more than an excuse to eat an extra s’more and commemorate another year of Scouting adventures. It’s also when packs, troops, crews and ships honor a Scout’s “duty to God.”

Through a trio of faith-based celebrations known as Scout Sunday, Scout Sabbath and Scout Jumuah, young people give back to the chartered organizations that give them so much.

The exact dates vary, but each one is an opportunity for Scouts to publicly demonstrate the 12th point of the Scout Law: A Scout is Reverent.

That might mean an act as simple as wearing the full field uniform to worship services. It might mean participating in services by doing a reading, singing a song, or presenting religious emblems and awards to Scouts and Scouters. Or it might be something as grand as a service project to benefit a religious organization in the community.

However you choose to celebrate, it’s essential this year to do so safely. And so in addition to sharing dates and information about Scout Sunday, Scout Sabbath and Scout Jumuah, we’ve also shared some suggested pandemic-era modifications, available below.

Scout Sunday Details
Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356