Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

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Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Post by hawkgrrrl » 29 Jan 2015, 17:01

Someone actually showed me in the CHI that it does mention Scout Sunday as a thing, although wearing uniforms to do sacrament was discouraged IIRC.

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Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Post by mom3 » 29 Jan 2015, 21:23

Scout Sunday and Aaron Priesthood Commemoration Sunday seriously chap my feminist hide.

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Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Post by Thoreau » 29 Jan 2015, 22:09

Scouting Month
February has traditionally been designated as Scouting Month in the United States. Leaders of Scouting units chartered by the Church may plan and carry out approved activities during the week to recognize this tradition. However, in keeping with the purposes of Sabbath observance, boys and leaders do not wear their uniforms to regu- lar Sunday meetings or while administering and passing the sacrament.

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Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Post by Roadrunner » 30 Jan 2015, 09:45

One more comment about the original post. Whenever I am asked to speak on priesthood and there will be women also attending the meeting, I point out that most of what I talk about are for both men and women. Service, missionary work, not abusing authority, etc, apply pretty broadly.

Also, there's nothing inherently male about the Scout Law or Scout Oath, and non LDS Venture troops (aka crews) can have girls as part of their troops although admittedly it's a small number.

It's a stretch I know; I'm just trying to point out possible ways to broaden the applicability of a scout topic.

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Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Post by LookingHard » 30 Jan 2015, 10:48

Roadrunner wrote:One more comment about the original post. Whenever I am asked to speak on priesthood and there will be women also attending the meeting, I point out that most of what I talk about are for both men and women. Service, missionary work, not abusing authority, etc, apply pretty broadly.

Also, there's nothing inherently male about the Scout Law or Scout Oath, and non LDS Venture troops (aka crews) can have girls as part of their troops although admittedly it's a small number.

It's a stretch I know; I'm just trying to point out possible ways to broaden the applicability of a scout topic.
And I happen to know several LDS girls and a female LDS leaders are in a venture crew. Not sponsored by our church of course.

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Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Post by Heber13 » 03 Feb 2015, 11:38

The Church model is to teach on Sunday the principles taught by Christ, the gospel principles we need to know in life to become like the savior.

Scouts is a vehicle or program that helps practice in activities during the week the gospel principles being taught on Sunday.

All that is done in scouting is to prepare these young men by giving scouting experiences, and applying the gospel principles to them, as a guide for them in their life.

We learn by doing. Scouting is about doing things.
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From there... you really can tie anything about Christ and teachings into Scouts, with stories, examples, plans for the young men. The congregation would see and want to support a program that has that kind of purpose behind it, rather than a program to see how many Eagle Scouts we can create.
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Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Post by LDS_Scoutmaster » 03 Feb 2015, 16:19

Wow, excellent examples! Sorry I came in on this one late. Sounds like you've got enough to run on, the entire scout law, motto, slogan, oath, and even outdoor code can and should be framed into a Christ centered mindset.

Scout Sunday. My only gripe is that scouts should be able to wear their uniforms to bless and pass the Sacrament. I know I'm probably a minority even here, but it's is really a cool thing to see. It's up to the Bishop, but HB2 discourages it. Hence it rarely happens.

And why don't we have Girl Scouts in the church?
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Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Post by LookingHard » 03 Feb 2015, 16:31

LDS_Scoutmaster wrote:And why don't we have Girl Scouts in the church?
Do you want the Sunday School answer, or my blunt 1 word answer: "sexism"

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Post by nibbler » 03 Feb 2015, 18:52

LDS_Scoutmaster wrote:And why don't we have Girl Scouts in the church?
It could be about influence. How much influence does the church wield with the BSA? The church might want to wield similar influence at the top of Girl Scouts, at which point the lack of involvement between the two groups may be desired by both parties.

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Re: Giving a talk on Scout Sunday - help?

Post by hawkgrrrl » 03 Feb 2015, 19:26

LookingHard wrote:
LDS_Scoutmaster wrote:And why don't we have Girl Scouts in the church?
Do you want the Sunday School answer, or my blunt 1 word answer: "sexism"
Because BSA creates self sufficient men who are conformists. GSA creates lesbians who self-perform abortions. This is nearly the exact answer I got when I asked this question. All my friends were girl scouts.

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