Pictured: On Scout Sunday at St Elizabeth of Hungary in Melville (held on February 12,2023) Rev Irinel (who blessed the Scouts during the Celebration of the Mass) was photographed with Scouts from Troop 218, Troop 406, Troop 12, Pack 406 and various Gild Scout Units and their adult volunteer leaders.
Photo courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 218
A Scout is Reverent…Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, and Girl Scouts and their adult scouting volunteer leaders participated in the celebration of the Scout Sunday Mass held at St Elizabeth of Hungary in Melville on February 12, 2023, They had also participated in the Scout Sabbath via zoom on February 3, 2023 at East Northport Jewish Center and on February 10, 2023 at Dix Hills Jewish Center.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary R.C. Church (which sponsors Boy Scout Troop218) was one of the Matinecock District (Scouts BSA)’s Host Churches for the Catholic Faith during the start of National Boy Scout Week. In addition to the volunteer uniformed Scouting Leaders, the members of the local Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, and Brownies and Girl Scouts participated in and attended the Mass. Rev Irinel, who was the Celebrant for the Mass, blessed the Scouts and their leaders during the service.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s Scout Sunday Coordinator and Charter Representative Chris Coronisi along with Troop 218 Committee Chair Amy Colavita commented that “the 113th Scouting Sunday, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of American youth. Scouting has brought families and communities together for 113 years to prepare America’s youth to live, work, and play with character and integrity. Scouting is as vital and relevant today as it was when our journey began. 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” pledged each week.”
As the Boy Scouts of America celebrate their 113th year of serving youths, local Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Explorers attended and participated in the annual “A Scout is Reverent” recognitions during the Scout Sunday Services at various local Catholic and Protestant Churches and at the Jewish Scout Sabbath services held locally at area temples and synagogues during the month of February.