Scouters Religious Academy Registration - 2019

The Scouters Religious Academy is an adult training conference for Boy Scout & Girl Scout leaders of all faiths interested in building Duty-to-God into their Scout program.  Although there are a few courses specific to the Methodist and Catholic faiths, the majority of courses will be of interest to leaders in all faith groups.   Pre-registration is strongly encouraged; but walk-ins are welcome.

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Select up to 5 courses from the list of 16 below, plus lunch.  Period 4 will be a lunch period, allowing 5 periods in which to take a class.   Most courses are 1 period each, with the exception of the COR course which is 3 periods long.

Beyond YPT, SS & SE: Predators, Pedophiles, Trafficking, Cyber Bullying, The Dark Web

Go beyond basic YPT and Safe Sanctuary/ Safe Environment training. Learn about adverse childhood experiences and their long-term effects, predators, pedophiles, sexual trafficking, cyber bullying, the dark web and the exploitation of children. Learn tools to identify threats and how to help victims. 

Building Duty-to-God into your Scout Program

Walk away with 10+ ideas on how to incorporate a Scout's Duty to God into your unit's program.  Whether it is observing Scout Sunday, conducting Scouts Own Services, appointing a Chaplain or providing the God & Country (PRAY) program, there are lots of things you can do to exercise DTG in your unit.

Catholic Adult & Unit Awards

Catholic units  and churches are eligible for both National and Archdiocesan recognition for their youth programs. In addition, Adult Scout leaders (laity and clergy) are able to be recognized for their service to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting.

Catholic Religious Emblem Counselors

Learn the basic information for Catholic Scouters to facilitate and lead the different age-based emblem programs, including various class formats and timelines.   Course covers Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII.

Catholic Religious Emblem Programs

Learn about the various age-based emblems and programs available to youth in various Scouting programs.  This includes: Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII, as well as God is Love, Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple and The Spirit Alive.

Chaplain Training

It is recommended that all troops and crews have an adult Chaplain to provide spiritual support in their unit.  This class will touch on identifying good candidates for this position, but spend most of the time on the roles/ responsibilities of a Chaplain.

COR Training

Understand the roles & responsibilities of a COR (Charter Organization Rep) and how the "Scout Coordinator" of a church's Scout program can help make it a ministry of the church.  This 3 hr course is for new and experienced CORs alike and should be taken at least once by every COR.  

Fireside Chat:  Steven Scheid (National Director of the Center for Scouting Ministry of the UMC)

Sit with Steven Scheid, the National Director of the Center for Scouting Ministry of the United Methodist Church.  Hear what is happening with Scouting in the Methodist Church around the country and ask questions about anything related to Scouting, the Methodist Church or the General Commission of United Methodist Men (GCUMM).

Girl Scouts: My Promise, My Faith

Learn how girls of all grade levels can earn their My Promise, My Faith pin & strengthen the faith. We will examine the requirements of this pin and share ideas on how to earn this recognition as an individual or by hosting an event at your church, in you troop or on a campout. 


Be sure to plan for lunch during Period 4, whether you bring it yourself or pre-order Chick-Fil-A on this site. 

Methodist Scout Awards

How do you compensate and motivate a volunteer when you don't have cash?   Come learn about the various Scout awards in the Methodist Church including awards for youth, adults, units and churches.

P.R.A.Y. 1 - Organizing & Promoting a P.R.A.Y. Program

Learn how to organize and promote the P.R.A.Y. (God & Country) program at your church on a regular basis.  This includes all levels (Me, Family, Church & Life).  This is a great Christian education program to offer Scouts and youth in your community. 

P.R.A.Y 2 - Leading a P.R.A.Y. Course

Protestant Religious Emblem counselors will learn how to run a P.R.A.Y. course at all levels (Me, Family, Church & Life).  Learn about free resources, different course models (day-long, weekly, monthly, campout), how to include clergy and more.

P.R.A.Y. 3 - Jesus & Me/ RP3 Patch Program

Learn how to teach this course which introduces Jesus as the Son of God in terms that K-1st grade children can understand.  Students will Read the Bible, take time to Picture the passage, Ponder its meaning, and Put it into action. That’s what "RP3" is all about. 

Scout's Own Services

Learn how to organize a Scouts Own service (outdoor church service) for your pack or troop's campouts for Christian and Interfaith services.  You will walk away with templates and ideas on how to engage your Chaplain and/or Chaplain's Aide in this activity.

Scout Sunday Observances

Hear a lot of ideas about how to observe Scout Sunday in your church and increase the recognition of Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts, their leaders, and church members who were scouts as youth.

Unit Religious Emblem Coordinator (REC)

Learn how to be a Religious Emblem Coordinator for your pack, troop or crew.  This includes responsibilities of the position, where to find religious emblem programs for various faiths of scouts in your unit and how to promote them in your unit.

Buy Lunch ($6)

Chick-Fil-A lunch includes a sandwhich, fries, fruit and a soft drink.  Enter the number of lunches you would like (not the $ amount) here.

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Order SRA Polo Shirt ($15)

Order a Polo shirt with the SRA Conference info.  Enter number of shirts you'd like in this box, and the size in the box below. 

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Order size - SRA Polo Shirt

Order the size of the Polo shirt with the SRA (Scouters Religious Academy) logo if you ordered in the previous box.  Available Mens sizes include:  Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL.  Shirts are to be picked up at the registration table on the day of the conference.

Scholarships for Religious Emblem Programs

The cost of this SRA Conference is Free.  However, donations will be accepted to provide scholarships for Packs, Troops and Churches.  Donations made will be made to the UMC North GA Conference  and will be set aside in an account to be spent on God & Country and Catholic Emblem program booklets and awards for youth who complete their program. 

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