Scouting


Scouting is an exciting and fun program for young people. It builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of being a good citizen, and develops personal fitness. Scouting has a long history of building the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Scouting is based on the abiding principles of God and Country. Supporting our youth through scouting is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

For more information about scouting supported by SUMC, contact Terry Proper (910.340.4155).
SUMC supports both Boy & Girl Scouts.


  United Methodist Men Scouting Ministry

    Cub Scout Pack 3
   Boy Scout Troop 3
   Venturing Crew 3
  Boy Scouts of America
White Oak River District
  Boy Scouts of America

   Girl Scout Troop 688
  Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina
  Girl Scouts of America


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Memorial Day, May 30, 2016
Our SUMC Scout Troop 3 participated in a Flag Retirement Ceremony at Swansboro's American Legion Post 78.


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On October 30, 2014, our Girl Scout Troop 688 held a Halloween Party & Badge Ceremony at SUMC. The girls earned their "Brownie First Aid Badge" and the "Making Friends Badge."  The girls will be meeting with a Swansboro Police Officer in the near future to learn what her job is all about.  After that they will be working on the "Girl Scout Way" badge.




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SUMC Girl Scout Troop 688 learning their "Brownie Smile Song" during their
meeting on October 9, 2014 at Swansboro United Methodist Church.









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Boy Scout Troop 3, which is sponsored by our SUMM, experienced a trip on the White Oak River September 27-28, 2014. Seven boys and four adults traveled in three canoes and five kayaks. They put in on Saturday morning at Dixon Field Landing which is about 4 miles south of Maysville and traveled down to Long Point Landing (5 miles from the Stella bridge) where they camped overnight. On Sunday, they packed up and traveled down to the Stella Bridge, where they pulled out around noon. The total trip was 13.5 miles of canoeing and kayaking time. Click on photo(s) for larger view.
  

Front Row/Scouts/Left to right: Joseph Germosen, Shannon Sullivan, Patrick Thompson, Will Barker, D.J. Zerkle, Zac Van Dyke, Joe Lewandowski
Back Row/Adults/Left to Right: Todd Barker, Tim Brouhard, Matt Schoepf, Dave Lewandowski

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SUMC Boy Scout Service Project:   SUMC Boy Scout Troop 3 created two benches and dedicated them to the Camp Lejeune Tarawa Terrace Elementary School on June 6, 2014 (one to be cemented into the ground outside, and one to be placed in the school). The benches were made in honor of a 1st grade student who had passed away in October, 2013.
     
     
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SUMC Tiger Scouts' visit to The Jacksonville Daily News office:  Our SUMC Tiger Scouts visited The Jacksonville Daily News office on April 17, 2014, and learned all about the process of making and publishing the newspaper.
     
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February 9, 2014 - Scout Sunday


   What is Scout Sunday? The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910, based on the program started by Lord Baden Powell in England on August 1, 1907. Scout Sunday began being celebrated in the middle 1940s. The United Methodist Church celebrates Scout Sunday on the second Sunday in February.
   The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to give the opportunity for Scouts to live out their “Duty to God” pledged each week.
   The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God.” These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith.
   This is a great opportunity to strengthen the bond between units and their charter partners.
   Scouts are chartered and sponsored by our Swansboro United Methodist Men.
                                                                (Edited from http://www.okscouts.org/2013/12/scout-sunday-feb-2-2014/)

Cub Scout Pack 3, Boy Scout Troop 3, and Venture Scout Crew 3 participated in 2014 Scout Sunday.
Callie and Graham Copeland of Venture Crew 3 received their God and Life Award during Scout Sunday at Swansboro UMC.  This award honors a Scout's Duty to God.

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February 8, 2014 at Swansboro UMC ~ Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Thomas Graham Copeland III, receiving the Eagle Scout Charge with his father Tom, also an Eagle Scout, at his side.
The Charge was presented by his uncle, Eagle Scout Bryant Copeland, while twelve other Eagle Scouts supported his accomplishment. Click on photos for larger view.

 

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January 25, 2014
Terry Proper and Lyle Brickhouse were judges at the Cub Scouts Pack 3 Pinewood Derby Race.
This group is sponsored by our SUMM.