UMAS (United Methodist Academy of Scouting)

Date:  April 14, 2018 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Location: Peachtree Rd UMC (3180 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305, Grace Hall)

Registration:    Online   /    UMAS Flyer & Reg Form – 4.14.18

Participants:  Clergy, Scout Leaders, Scout Coordinators (CORs) and Lay Leaders.

The UMAS is an adult training conference for Clergy, Boy Scout & Girl Scout leaders and church lay leaders interested in leveraging Scouts as an Outreach Ministry of their church, and in building Duty-to-God into their Scout programs.  It is also designed for Clergy and lay leaders interested in starting a Scout program (Boy Scout and Girl Scout) or a Big Brothers Big Sisters program at their church.

Hosted by UMCOS/ Open to Everyone:  Although this Academy is conducted by the United Methodist Committee on Scouting, it is open to churches of all faiths and Scout units interested in starting/ expanding Duty-to-God in their areas.

Program:  Multiple courses will be offered over 5 periods, including:

  1. Boy Scouts – Starting a new Unit
  2. Building Duty-to-God into your Unit Scout Program
  3. Chaplain Training
  4. Clergy’s Guide to Scouting in the Methodist Church
  5. COR Training (Charter Organization Rep)
  6. Girl Scouts – Starting a new Troop
  7. P.R.A.Y. Programs:  (1) Organizing a Program  (2) Conducting a Program
  8. Scout’s Own Services
  9. Scout Sunday Observances
  10. Volunteer Recognition (within the church)
  11. YPT and Safe Sanctuary Discussion

Cost:  $0 (Free). Includes patch. Donations accepted to provide P.R.A.Y. scholarships for Packs, Troops and Churches.

  • Lunch available (Chick-Fil-A meal) ($6)
  • Polo Shirts ($15)

Info:  UMAS Flyer & Reg Form – 4.14.18

Questions:  Yolanda Wareham, Academy Director (UMAScout@yahoo.com)