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Will your church charter a BSA troop?

Will your church charter a BSA troop?

Good morning Desert Southwest Conference, On May 8, 2018, the LDS church announced that at the end of 2019, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Boy Scouts of America would conclude their partnership. With the LDS church leaving the BSA chartering the...
Fight Cyberbullying with Film by Eagle Scout, Nick Hiratsuka

Fight Cyberbullying with Film by Eagle Scout, Nick Hiratsuka

Nick Hiratsuka, an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 229 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Tucson, produced a 30-minute film called, “It’s Not Just a Joke,” as his Eagle Scout project. The film earned him the Good Samaritan Award from United...

Statement concerning Boy Scouts of America

The United Methodist Church has a longstanding tradition of working with and supporting The Boy Scouts of America, and the Churches in the Desert Southwest Conference are no exception. We have DSCUMC churches that support and sponsor troops in California, Nevada, and...
More Than Just Meeting Space

More Than Just Meeting Space

According to UMNS, as of 2012, 6,700 United Methodist congregations served 363,876 young people through 10,868 Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and Venturing crews. At the Central East District training Rev. Dr. Lovett Weems asked, “what fruit are these...
Strength for service

Strength for service

By Douglas G. Wright, Scouting Coordinator On Sunday, July 14, 2013 I conducted a Vespers Service in Camp Lawton, atop Tucson’s Mt. Lemmon. A Vespers Service is a worship service without a sermon and is designed with prayer, confession, meditation on scriptures, and...

For the good of the world

By Christina Dillabough, Designer/Editor On the first Sunday in Lent, St. Paul UMC passed out pledge forms to each adult and child present for worship. Rev. Billy Still and Rev. Angie McCarty explained the Imagine No Malaria initiative to the congregation and did...

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