Submitted by Rosa Salzman
Member, Berta A. Penney Memorial United Methodist Church
The Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) has announced the end of their 105-year partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. In the Mountain Sky Conference alone, this will leave 320,000 scouts without a scouting home. This leaves The United Methodist Church with one of the largest opportunities for outreach in years. We can share the life of Christ with these youth and their families.
If you have a troop, invite those losing their place to a new home. If you have a pack, open the doors wider. If you have let a troop or pack go, find a new place in your church for this community. The door is also open for troops/dens of young women. As a church, through this new partnership, we can change the lives of a generation.
For more information on starting, growing, or expanding the scouting ministry at your church, email Steven Scheid at the United Methodist Center for Scouting Ministries. You may also email Scouting Specialists Rosa and Rodger Salzman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.