Scout Sunday observed in Crestview

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Troop 799 members Isaac Scurlock, Waylon Hopwood, Johnny Humphrey and Ben Humphrey pose with the Rev. John Cayer, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 06:08 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts attended church services in uniform last weekend as they celebrated Scout Sunday 2013. The annual observance began in the mid-1940s, according to Cathy and John Humphrey, den leaders to Crestview Troop 799.

"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," the Humphreys stated in an email. "The Scout Law says that a 'Scout is reverent,' and the scouts of all ages promise to do their 'duty to God.' These values strengthen youths' character in their family, community and faith."

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