Skip to comments.Episcopal Scouting in the Diocese of West Texas
Posted on 10/10/2006 1:09:52 PM PDT by fgoodwin
Episcopal Scouting in the Diocese of West Texas
The following blurb appeared in the October, 2006 issue of "Direct Line", the monthly electronic newsletter of the Diocese of West Texas:
Resources are available for Episcopal churches and schools interested in sponsoring a Boy Scout unit, including Cub Scout packs (for boys in grades 1-5), Boy Scout troops (boys, ages 10-18) and Venturing crews (coeducational, ages 14-20).
"Scouting can be a wonderful outreach ministry for unchurched youth outside a parish, and it can provide vocational and leadership training for youth within the parish," says Fred Goodwin, an assistant scoutmaster at Boy Scout Troop 515, chartered to St. Thomas, San Antonio. Goodwin also is vice president of the National Episcopal Scouters Association. Founded two years ago, the association promotes Scouting as a youth ministry and assists with the religious emblem program and other spiritual aspects of Scouting.
For information about training or establishing a Boy Scout unit at an Episcopal church or school, contact Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 218-7662.
[the online version includes a photo of the Episcopal Mass at the 2005 National Jamboree, Fr. Bill Hibbert presiding]
Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't the Episcopal Church allow gay priests?
Probably not so rampant in Texas though...
Not only do they "allow" gay priests, they are also performing gay "nuptials," according to some of my friends who have switched to Anglicans, so your assumption of whether or not they might "allow" gay Scout leaders is "they won't ask or tell."
Hopefully the truly God-fearing Scouters there are aware of TEC's realities.