Sunday, February 7, 2016, was Scout Sunday, and Pack 145 helped with church services at Redeemer Lutheran Church.  At the end of the service, two scouts received God and Country awards through P.R.A.Y.  The P.R.A.Y. program helps young people to develop a deeper relationship with God and to understand how God is active in their lives and in the world around them. It is a Christian Education resource that uses Bible lessons paired with service projects to help young people not only to grow in Christian faith, but to also express their faith by reaching out in love and in service to others.
The God And Country  award can be earned by fourth through fifth graders.  The God and Family Program provides an opportunity for young people and their families to explore their faith together. Children read about different families in the Bible, which can teach them about God’s plan for strengthening families. To remember these lessons, children compare families and “pizza.” The six steps for making pizza give students a concrete, “hands-on” model on which to build their understanding of God’s love for their families. They make a pizza as they study how families can grow together in God’s love, and they choose “family projects” to be done with their family at home.Pack 145 had two fourth graders and two fifth  graders earn this award – Trevor Pelc, Curtis Salsman, Daniel Cook (Webelos I) and Patrick Schoen (Webolos II).   Their counselor was Mrs. Lila Kolker.