Riverside UMC celebrates Scout Sunday


On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country ...

Those words were part of the opening liturgy for Riverside United Methodist Church's worship services on Scout Sunday, Feb. 9. Cub Scout Pack #8 participated in the church's contemporary service while Boy Scout Troop #8 participated in the traditional service with the Trooping of the Colors, leading the congregation in the Pledge of Allegiance to both the American flag and the Christian flag, and acting as ushers during the offertory. This troop is one of the oldest scouting troops in Macon. Their Scout Hut was the first building constructed on the grounds of Riverside UMC in 1958.  The troop has more than 125 active members between Cub Scout Pack #8, led by Bruce Baker, and Boy Scout Troop #8, led by Phil Nelson. Three of Troop #8’s Eagle Scouts are currently working on designing and building the “Riverside Park” located on the church grounds. This park will consist of trails and meditation areas for use by the public. The park will be a gift to the community from both Riverside UMC and Troop #8. What better way to recognize such a vital group of young men and boys than to have a service dedicated in their honor.