Youth Ministries in Scouting
To earn the Bronze Award for YOUTH MINISTRIES activities, do nine of the
- Earn your denomination's Venturing-age
- Learn about cultural diversity.
- Make a presentation or tabletop display using the information you
learned in (a) above.
- Invite someone from a different cultural background from yours and the majority of your
crew's members to give a presentation on a subject of his or her choosing. Introduce your
- Participate in a discussion about cultural diversity with your crew, Sunday school
class, or other group.
- Plan and lead a service project such as helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house,
participating in a community cleanup project, or taking on a fix-up project for a nursing
home or nursery.
- Serve as a volunteer in your church or synagogue or other nonprofit organization for at
least three months.
- Keep a personal journal of your experiences each time you worked as a volunteer.
- After you have served as a volunteer for at least three months, share your experiences
and how you feel about your service with others.
- Go on a religious retreat or religious trek lasting at least two days.
- Produce or be a cast member in some type of entertainment production with a religious or
ethical theme, such as a play, a puppet show, or concert for a group such as a play, a
puppet show, or concert for a group such as a children's group, retirement home, homeless
shelter, or Cub Scout or Boy Scout group.
- Serve as president, leader, or officer of your Sunday school class or
- Complete a Standard First Aid course or higher course or its equivalent.
- Participate in at least two Ethical Controversies as a participant.
- Be a facilitator for at least two Ethical Controversies activities for your crew,
another crew, your school class, a Boy Scout troop, or another group.
- Lead or be a staff member putting on an Ethics Forum for your crew, your church or
synagogue, or your school class.
- Serve as a Sunday school teacher or assistant for a children's Sunday school class for
at least three months, or as a volunteer for a church/synagogue children's activity such
as vacation Bible school.*
(*This must be different than requirement 4 above.)
- Meet with your church or synagogue minister/rabbi/leader to find out what he or she
does, what they had to do to become your leader, and what they think is the most important
element of their job.
[Activities or projects that are more available in your area may be substituted with
your Advisor's approval for activities shown above.]
Above information from Silver Award Guidebook
(25-015), 1998 printing.
Contributed by: Craig Bond
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