Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sentimental Sunday - Scout Sundays

March 6th was Girl Scout Sunday but our church made no mention of the occasion. They didn't mention Boy Scout Sunday in February either. My granddaughters wore their vests to church but nothing was mentioned. In years past Scout Sunday was a big deal with flags processed into the church, scouts acting as ushers and performing other duties in the service. Sometimes there was even a special flyer in the church bulletin.

In the past children were proud of their uniform and wore it proudly to school. Now being seen in a scout uniform is to be avoided at all costs unless selling popcorn or cookies. Boy Scouts are still becoming Eagle Scouts and Girl Scouts are still earning Gold Awards, so what changed?