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Preparing to Celebrate Scout Sunday Feb. 3

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  • 2013 Scout Sunday patch.

      2013 Scout Sunday patch.
    Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council

Nancy Loftus

Scout Sunday, a yearly recognition of Scouts in their religious communities, is among the first of many events that Scouts will participate in this year. Each religious organization will recognize Scouts for their service to the community, loyalty to family, and reverence to their faith and country.

"Duty to God is an integral part of the Scouting program," said Matthew Ackerman, Scout Executive for the St. Charles-based Three Fires Council. "We encourage every Scout and Leader to participate in a service according to their custom."

Scout Sunday will be observed in places of worship throughout DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb counties for the Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8th as Scout Sunday, which this year is Sunday, February 3rd. February 8, 1910 was the founding of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

About the Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America:

The Three Fires Council serves over 25,931 youth throughout Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, and parts of Will and Cook counties. Our mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. For more information please visit or

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