BERWYN – Trinity Community Church in Berwyn celebrated its first Scout Sunday on Feb. 9 following the adoption of Boy Scout Troop 60 last year.
Troop members presented the colors during the service, which was followed by a chili cook-off for the church's congregation and the troop's extended family.
Troop 60 partnered with Trinity Community Church after its 60-plus year relationship with St. Odilo Roman Catholic Church was severed as a result of the national Boy Scout organization's announcement in March 2013 it would accept openly gay boys into the scouting program.
The Boy Scouts of America annually celebrate its founding on Feb. 8, 1910, based on the program started by Lord Baden Powell in England on Aug. 1, 1907.
Scout Sunday was added to the Scout celebration in the 1940s and is held the Sunday preceding Feb. 8, unless Feb. 8 falls on a Sunday.
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.