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)

God and Country Scouting Classes Currently Offered:

For those Scouts interested in obtaining the Scouting Medals: God and Church (Boy Scouts and Cadet Girl Scouts, grades 6 to 8), and God and Life (Boy Scouts and Senior Girl Scouts in grades 9 & 12), classes will start on Sunday, June 9th, 2019.

God and Church will take place in room 220. God and Life will take place in room 221. Both classes will run as needed to complete special projects (not every Sunday). Older and younger siblings can be working on their medals at the same time. The classes will run about ten weeks (over the course of this summer).

The medal awards will be given on Methodist Scout Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at the 11 am service.  A parent/guardian must assist with the class on each Sunday in the Scouting Medal programs. These adults need to be safe sanctuary trained in order to assist. All sign-ups are by pre-registration only. And must be accompanied by a $5 materials fee. (The Scout receives’ their own packet and the Church provides the medal upon completion of the work.)

Please use the registration links below based on preferred class. If you have any further questions, you can reach out to Manchester UMC’s Scouting Coordinator John Klos, at 636-227-0075.

Register here for God and Church Class

Register here for God and Life Class

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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