Riverchase United Methodist Church
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Sharing the Joy of Christ

Scouting Ministry

Welcome to Riverchase's Scouting Ministry!  Riverchase has sponsored Scout Troop 367 and Cub Pack 367, and hosted many different Girl Scout troops currently Troop 740, Troop 190, and Troop 93 for many years. 

Statistics indicate that of all the youth who join Scouting through the church, 25 percent are United Methodists, 25 percent are members of other denominations or faiths, and 50 percent come from unchurched families. Reaching out to families that do not have a church home is not a new concept. Scouting is one potential entry point for persons to join the church, which then offers the opportunity to introduce, nurture, and strengthen a relationship with Jesus Christ. Scouting provides a great way for the local church to serve its community and in the process offer new and exciting programs.

Pack 367

Andy Smith leads our Cub Scout group, Pack 367. This group of 5th graders and below numbers over 80 boys, with over a dozen adult leaders. They meet weekly in small groups and once a month as a Pack in the Fellowship Hall. Andy can be contacted at tampatoons@gmail.com or 222-8221.

Troop 367

Lee Picard  is our Scoutmaster for Troop 367. He and his 24 adult leaders work with over 50 young men in the group. The Eagle Scout rank is the culmination of at least four years of work in the program.

Venturing Crew Advisor

This is a co-ed group for 14-21 year olds lead by Mike Holt.

Girl Scouts

Cynthia Stafford the RUMC Girl Scout Liason. We have several troops K-7th grade and we always welcome new scouts! Cynthia can be contacted at Cynthia4616@charter.net or 410-4715.

Did you know?

  • RUMC member Stuart Johnson has received the Silver Antelope Award for outstanding service to youth within a BSA Region.
  • Troop 367, last year alone amassed over 1300 man-hours of service work for our church and community.
  • The United Methodist Church is the largest single sponsor of Scouting, with over 400,000 youth served.
  • Our Troop 367 had eleven young men achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in 2011, so far this year we have 1 Eagle Scout.
  • We have 56 scouts and 33 leaders in the Troop and 10 youths and 9 leaders in Venturing Crew.
  • In 2010, Troop 367 awarded 470 Merit Badges, 79 Rank Badges, and 18 special awards.
  • All of our RUMC Eagle Scouts and Gold Award Girl Scouts names are listed on plaques to your left as you enter the Sanctuary building.

For more information on Riverchase's Scouting Ministry, please contact Tom Douglass at kf4hym@bellsouth.net.

Or visit http://bsa367.com