A Scout is Reverent: Scout Sunday Observance

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. However, each chartered organization can use either of two other options to celebrate this special day.

An organization can adopt a specific Sunday to celebrate. In the instance of the United Methodist Church, Scout Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in February. It also is permissible for a local church to celebrate on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation.

Scout Sunday Observance

This is a suggested format for your unit's annual Scout Sunday observance:

Suggested Scout Sunday Service of Worship(outline)


We are grateful to the many people who have contributed worship aids over the years. Their work has made this resource possible.

—Relationships Division, Boy Scouts of America