Scouting Ministry

Scouting Ministry

Medals Offered:

God and Country

“God and Me” (Cub and Brownie Scouts, grades 1 to 3)

“God and Family” (Webelos and Cadet Girl Scouts in grades 4 & 5) 

“God and Church” (Boy & Girl Scouts in Grades 6 to 8)

“God and Life” (Senior Scouters I, grades 9 to 12)

Classes for “God and Me” and “God and Family” will start on Sundays in September until the end of October during the 11 a.m. worship service. (The “God and Church” and “God and Life” classes are held during the summer months and run about 10 weeks.) The awards will be given on Methodist Scout Sunday in February at the 11 a.m. worship service (exact date TBA).

A parent must assist with the class at least one Sunday. Sign-ups are by pre-registration only, and must be accompanied by a $5 materials fee. (The Scout receives a workbook and the church provides the medal upon completion). The adult mentor program is also available for those parents who wish to share the experience side by side with their child. Sign up in the church office or call MUMC Scouting Coordinator John Klos, at 636-227-0075 for further questions.

The God and Service Adult Award, God and Service is awarded to any MUMC member that has given at least five years of valuable volunteer service to Scouting and to Manchester United Methodist Church. Please submit names and supporting documentation to MUMC Scouting Ministry Coordinator John Klos.

Boy Scout Troop 801

Boy Scout Troop 801 is a unit within the Greater St. Louis Area Council. We are chartered by and are a mission of Manchester United Methodist Church. Our purpose is to develop boy leadership skills through scouting principles represented by the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan, and Outdoor Code. We are an active troop with monthly camp outs during the school year and a one week camp each summer. We have High Adventure Camping Trips every few years based on the number of eligible boys (generally 14yrs+).

Our regular meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month while Parkway School District is in session (August-May) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Old Fellowship Hall at MUMC. 3rd Thursday’s are reserved for a fun “Activity” meeting. Depending on the activity, both the date and location might change. If you’re planning to visit us that night, please contact us for details beforehand.

The troop conducts monthly campouts/events where scouts have the opportunity to participate in activities for rank advancement, practice teamwork skills in patrols, and participate in some special activities. While a Scout may not be able to attend every monthly campout; camping is a significant part of Scouting and is required for advancement, among other things, such as admission to the Order of the Arrow (Scouting’s ‘honor society’), as well as merit badge completion.

Summer camp is normally held in District (@ S-F Scout Ranch, Lewallen, etc), which are Greater St. Louis Area Council camp properties. Every third year, we choose a BSA camp which is outside of our Council to offer variety for our scouts.

Our Troop is led by:

Scoutmaster: Troy Ard

Committee Chair: Nick Davis

MUMC / Troop Liaison: Allyson Lane

Contact either Nick Davis (above) or our Event Coordinator, Diane Sawall (636-346-4190) about joining our Troop as either a scout or adult volunteer. Basic information and a calendar of upcoming events may be found at our Troop 801 Homepage.

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