UMCOS Quarterly Meeting

This is a meeting for the United Methodist Committee on Scouting held quarterly.  Only committee members need to attend this meeting.  Dinner provided.

5:30 pm   Gathering time

6:00 pm   Meeting Starts

8:00 pm   Meeting Ends

COR Training

Atlanta Area Council Course

Description: Chartered Organization Representative Training

Basic training for Charter Organization Representatives (CORs). CORs who complete this training and Youth Protection training are considered ‘trained’ for this position (which only needs to be completed once in the position).




10/1/16  (8 am – 12 pm)

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Atlanta Area Council, Volunteer Service Center

Map:  1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, US

Staff Meeting Room


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Chris Karabinos (course instructor)

770-490-4940 /

AAC Duty-to-God Encampment

Cost:  $11.00

Registration:  click here



Check in and registration

Cracker Barrel and fellowship



Opening flag ceremony and welcome

Introduction to the new Duty to God rank requirements — Cub Scouts

Introduction to the Religious Emblems programs – Boy Scouts

“Walk of Faith” An introduction to religions of the world

Messengers of Peace Service Project  – program

Score Orienteering – – Boy Scouts  – BRING A COMPASS

Duty to God Adventures  — Cub Scouts

Faith specific Worship Services




Interfaith Service

Clean up, Check out and head home

Chattahoochee Council – Duty-to-God Retreat

25th Annual “Duty-to-God and Country Retreat”

Location:  Columbus Police Dept Training Complex


“A Scout is reverent.  He is reverent toward God.  He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion”

Duty to God and Country is an event open to both Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs where the boys will get an opportunity to learn how “Duty to God” plays an important role in the Scouting program, and will allow them to determine what their faith means to them, and how to utilize their faith in the Scouting movement.   Troops are able to camp all weekend or attend only for the day.  Cub Scouts will be able to attend on Saturday for all the activities.

Activities will include a prayer wall, an in depth look at the Chaplains Aide position for Boy Scouts, a tour of the Civil War Naval Museum plus more! 


  • Early Bird Fee/before 9/9 – $15 per scout or leader
  • Fee after 9/9 – $25 per scout or leader
  • Registration closes on Wednesday 9/14

Registration:  click here

Questions/ To Volunteer

Duty to God and Country Chairs:   Helen or Rusty Hurst  (706-392-5513 or 5512)

UMCOS Quarterly Meeting

This is a meeting for the United Methodist Committee on Scouting held quarterly.  Only committee members need to attend this meeting.

Methodist Scout Week (at the Bechtel Summit)

For local church, district, and conference Scouting coordinators, Scout leaders, clergy, and youth leaders. Focus is on the role of Scouting ministry specialists and how the outreach ministry of Scouting can increase church membership. Award programs, youth protection, and membership growth will all be covered.

Scholarships Available:

The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church is providing Free Scholarships to the first five (5) Scout and Church leaders who support Boy Scouting in the Conference that sign up for his week-long training event.  Leaders must arrange their own transportation to/from Bechtel; but the cost of the $530 Registration Fee will be reimbursed.
Questions:   Chris Karabinos ( 770-490-4940)

AAC Duty-to-God Breakfast

Keynote Speaker:  Bill CurryBill Curry

Where:  Atlanta Area Council (BSA) –  Volunteer Service Center

Who is Invited:  Religious & Scout Leaders in North Georgia (interested in learning more @ Boy Scouts in the Atlanta Area)

Register:  Go here

Come hear Bill Curry talk about why he’s a believer in Boy Scouts and the positive impact it has on our youth today.  A long-time support of Boy Scouts, Coach Curry has spoken many times to Boy Scout groups and is a recipient of the Atlanta Area Council’s “Peach of an Athlete” award.   

You will also hear about: 

  • Can my church/ synagogue/ temple start a Boy Scout pack or troop?
  • How can we add more “Duty-to-God” to our existing Scout program? 

Questions:  John Lyon (

P.R.A.Y. Webinar: Organizing an Annual God & Country Program

Organizing an Annual God and Country Program

How one United Methodist congregation built and manages their annual program

Recording of Program Conducted on April 12,2016. 

Audience:  Methodist congregations interested in growing their Scouting ministry (applicable to all Protestant denominations).

Presenters:  Chris Karabinos, Asst Scout Coordinator of the UMC North Georgia Conference, and Larry Coppock, National Director of Scouting Ministries.

Hosted by:   P.R.A.Y. and Office of Scouting Ministries, GCUMM.

Johns Creek United Methodist Church shares why and how they offer the P.R.A.Y. awards every year. Find out their objectives and program elements, and how they organize and promote all 4 P.R.A.Y. awards each year.

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