One of the many ways Westminster serves youth in the Wooster-area community is through our support of local scouting troops. We currently are the host location for 5 different scout troops that are leading, nurturing, and caring for youth and young people.
Part of our mission as an Intentionally Inclusive faith community is to open our doors to scout troops, and to be a place that welcomes and protects all youth. We are fortunate to build these relationships and are thankful for the ways in which these troops give back to Westminster as well, through their service projects and volunteer help at church events.
Below is a current list of troops that call Westminster home:
Boy Scouts Troop 61 – Scoutmaster: Jason Carroll
Cub Scouts Pack 61 – Cubmaster: Jacob Melrose
Venturing Scouts Crew 61 – Leader: John Veney
Girl Scouts Troop 1695 – Leaders: Amy Sayre and Michelle McClure
Girl Scouts Troop 2173 – Leaders: Chelsea Alleman and Holly Cowgar
For questions or concerns about scouting at Westminster, please contact us.
Scout Sunday worship service at Westminster
Every February, we invite our scout troops, leaders, parents, and volunteers to attend a Scout Sunday worship service where we celebrate the accomplishments and growth of scouts and those who lead them. It is a special time to recognize the relationships we have with these troops, and to reflect on the ways being an open and inclusive church sets a positive example in the lives of emerging young leaders in our community.
Westminster cares deeply about the safety and well-being of all of its members and guests. We have an extensive youth protection policy that we observe. Both the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts have their own stringent policies and training. Westminster requires all its scouting units to comply with their respective parent organizations' national youth protection policies, which include ensuring all direct-contact-adults always have current youth protection training. Further, we do not allow any one-on-one contact between unrelated youth and adults.