Scouting Ministry

Scouting Ministry

Manchester UMC’s Scouting Ministry proudly provides Scouting Medal opportunities. Classes for the following medals may be offered in the future. We are currently working on classes to offer in 2021. Please check back on this website for updated class information.

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

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

If questions, please email the Scouting Ministry Coordinator, John Klos,


Boy Scout Troop 801

Please Note: Due to Covid-19 Manchester UMC is closed, and meetings are currently suspended until further notice. Please see Troop information below for further details.

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.

This 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, Jeff Lane (314-322-3395), about joining our Troop as either a scout or adult volunteer.