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A prayer for scouts

“To build character; for service, to see our responsibility to those in need.” Devotion honors the scouts in your congregation. Read More

Video image of Scouts at St. Mark's UMC in Lincoln, Nebraska as they plant flags for July 4th.

Flags and Scouts Soar at Church

It's a July 4th tradition. Neighbors in Lincoln, Nebraska love to see the 100 U.S. flags planted by Scouts at St. Mark's United Methodist. View

Gil Hanke speaks about scouting ministries during the 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Fla., in this April 2012 file photo. Hanke is top staff executive of United Methodist Men. Hanke, who chairs the General Secretaries Table, said he is excited about renewed cooperation among the denomination’s top agency staff leaders. A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose.

Updated April 11: Scouting group loses United Methodist affiliation

At heart, the dispute is about the role of affiliate with a general church agency. Read More

Church reaches out to children in Lithuania through scouting

First United Methodist Church in Green Bay, Wis., is reaching around the world to help boys and girls in a church in Pilviskiai, Lithuania, have a successful scouting troop. Read More

Door open to Southern Baptist Scout groups

United Methodist Men responds to Baptist action to support church and families that want to cut ties to Boy Scouts. Read More

Boy Scouts lift ban on gay members

Leaders voted on proposal that retained prohibition on gay adult leaders. Decision affects United Methodist ministries. Read More

Men’s leaders urge Scouts to delay change

Letter to Boy Scouts of America says United Methodist churches need more time to research implications of ending gay ban. Read More

Men’s leader affirms Scout decision delay

After more review, Boy Scouts of America says it will consider in May the issue of whether to end its ban on gay members and leaders. Read More

Men’s leader elaborates on scouting changes

United Methodist Men faced criticism after supporting a proposal to allow local groups to choose whether to have gay leaders and members. Read More

2 agencies agree with change in Boy Scout ban

Possibility of ending ban on gay scouts and leaders more consistent with church law, say United Methodist Men and Church and Society. Read More

2012: Church outreach up despite fewer funds

Despite budget cuts, program agencies say 'thanks' for the support, recall accomplishments and look ahead to 2013-16. Read More

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