BOWLING GREEN, Va. (UMNS) – More than 5,500 Boy Scouts and their adult leaders attended United Methodist worship at the National Jamboree held at Fort A.P. Hill. It was part of a strong United Methodist presence at the event, which celebrated the centennial of Boy Scouts of America.
Larry Coppock, the national director of Scouting ministries for the Commission on United Methodist Men, reported that during the Jamboree about 5,200 commemorative New Testaments and 10,000 Nothing But Nets patches were distributed. The worship service offering totaled more than $12,000.
Along with the money collected at the Nothing But Nets display, the scouting event raised more than $17,000 to the church’s anti-malaria partnership.
Two pastors of the Indiana Conference – Kent Lundy of Aldersgate UMC in Fort Wayne and Mark Dicken of Newburgh UMC – were United Methodist chaplains for the event.