Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sunday, February 6: Scout Sunday, Cub Olympics

Sunday, February 6th  is Scout Sunday.  The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrates its founding on February 8, 1910;  Scout Sunday was added to celebration in the 1940s.   The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out their "Duty to God".  These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith.

This year all three Catholic churches in Wakefield will be participating in the tradition:

  • St. Florence Parish: Scouts will attend the 10AM Mass and sit together. The Scouts will be sponsoring coffee/pastries afterwards.
  • Most Blessed Sacrament Parish: Scouts will attend the 9AM Mass, and will serve coffee, etc. afterwards.
  • St. Joseph’s Parish: Scouts will attend the 11AM Mass.
  • First Parish Congregational will be celebrating Scout Sunday the following week, February 13th, at the 10:30 am service.
If your family attends Mass at any of these churches, please have your Scout in full uniform (but no hats) at church at least 5-10 minutes before Mass.  Scouts will be processing in and sitting together.

Also...  this Sunday, February 6 is the annual Cub Scout Olympics at the Minuteman Regional High School in Lexington.  The boys always have a great time and it's a lot of fun for everyone.   The games start with opening ceremonies at 12:30 and will be over by 3 pm (so you'll be home in time for the Super Bowl).  Scouts should wear their Pack 722 tee shirt or their uniform shirt -- no hats or neckerchiefs, please.  Please check with your den leader to arrange car pools.

Directions can be found on our website: