Something to Think About

On behalf of the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM) and the Center for Scouting Ministries: 1) The formal partnership holder for The United Methodist Church is the General Commission on United Methodist Men as outlined in the Book of Discipline. The “should” of Scouting has not gone away. 2) Our affiliation agreement wasContinue reading “Something to Think About”

Sexual abuse in UM Scout troops is nearly non-existent––LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY

Secular headlines about sexual abuse in Boy Scout troops and the bankruptcy filing by Boy Scouts of America leads many people to believe that there is an alarming rate of sexual abuse within Scout troops, including troops chartered by the United Methodist Church. The fact that one in six[1] males have been sexually abused increases theContinue reading “Sexual abuse in UM Scout troops is nearly non-existent––LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY”

When did you realize you were big?

When I was little, I remember my parents encouraging me to take more responsibility. They would let me know that responsibility came with being “big”. I am sure you have heard it. “You can do it. You’re big.” I am also sure you have said it to your kids. I know I have. Becoming aContinue reading “When did you realize you were big?”

Children at Dire Risk: Human Trafficking and Our Children’s Safety During COVID

Recent news reports chronicle the heroic efforts of law enforcement breaking trafficking rings and recovering children from their captors. While every child recovered is a blessing and a victory, there are thousands more who are still at risk. Abuse, whether physical, emotional, or sexual, is most prevalent in the home; 94% of childhood abuse happensContinue reading “Children at Dire Risk: Human Trafficking and Our Children’s Safety During COVID”