2020 National Religious Training Conferences

Below are a list of faith groups running a National Training Conference in 2020. For more information and to register for these events visit www.philmonttrainingcenter.org

Happening June 14-20, 2020:

Vision 2020– A Philmont Opportunity for Latter-Day Saints: This course is designed to help Latter-day Saint Scouting families find a new charter organization, start a Scouting unit, organize a committee, recruit youth, train adult and youth leaders, fundraiser, develop an annual plan, and learn other skills necessary to continue in Scouting.

Happening June 27-July 3, 2020:

Scouting in the UMC– Celebrating 100 Years of Methodist Scouting: Select courses from a variety of topics to create a conference that best serves you. Topics include, but are not limited to: Scouting as ministry, resources for your Scout group and connecting within the UMC, as well as a variety of sessions on making the most of Scouting, engaging the community and special 100th Anniversary celebration activities.

Baptist Scouting– Reaching, Teaching, and Ministering to Children, Youth, and Families: Offered by the Association of Baptists for Scouting, this conference introduces participants to Baptist Scouting Ministry as effective fulfillment of the Great Commission and as a tool for Christian education through the religious emblems program. Class participants will become better equipped to start effective Baptist Scouting Ministries and to strengthen existing ones. In addition, they will experience proven methods of reaching individuals and entire families for Christ, deepening their spiritual lives and contributing to church growth. In addition, class members will learn more about the importance of effectively representing unique Baptist thought and conviction in the larger Scouting community and about the ministries of the Association of Baptists For Scouting. This conference is recommended for Baptist Scouters and others serving in units chartered by Baptist Churches, as well as Baptist ministers.

Scouting for Jewish Youth: The National Jewish Committee on Scouting will sponsor a course on Scouting for Jewish Youth. The course is designed for Jewish unit leaders, council Jewish Committee on Scouting members, other Jewish Scouters, Jewish and non-Jewish professional staff and non-Jewish council membership committee members. Course offerings will include these topics: Special Considerations in Dealing with Jewish Institutions; How to Form a New, Sustainable Unit at a Jewish Institution; How to Form or Reorganize a Local Council Jewish Committee on Scouting; The Three Jobs of a Local Council Jewish Committee on Scouting; Jewish Programming for Local Units and Councils; Scheduling Meetings and Events While Respecting the Holidays of All Faith Traditions; the Jewish Religious Emblem Program; Adult Recognitions; Developing Relationships with the Jewish Scouts of Other Nations; Jewish Religious Observances in Scout Settings; the Jewish Scoutmaster’s Minute; and A Day of Solutions.

Happening July 19-25, 2020:

Scouting in the Catholic Church: This course is an opportunity for participants to strengthen their faith and to see more clearly the connection and interaction between the Catholic faith and the programs of the Boy Scouts of America.  Designed for any adult interested in using Scouting to help support Catholic youth ministry in a Catholic chartered unit or other units, this conference is especially appropriate for Scout chaplains, clergy, diocesan or parish youth ministers, and council, diocesan, regional and national Catholic committee leadership and members. The goals of the conference are to help participants understand how Scouting is Catholic youth ministry, gain knowledge about Catholic Scouting resources, and use the information in the course to promote Catholic Scouting in their home dioceses and councils.  All this happens in a context of learning, fellowship, and fun!

Scouting in the Lutheran Church: This conference is designed for Lutheran congregations, schools and organizations, including clergy, lay leaders and Scouters, who want to learn more about using Scouting as a youth, outreach and/or community ministry through a strategy focused on reaching young families to build and sustain membership.

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