June 2015
PRAY UPDATE for members of BSA

"A Conversation with Orange County Council" Generates Enthusiasm for Strategic Alliances



Representatives from over 70 councils attended the P.R.A.Y. webinar to hear about Orange County Council's plan to develop Strategic Alliances with the faith community. Here are some of their comments:



"I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the Council leaders as they spoke about their Strategic Alliance program and hope to open discussion with my council."


"What we learned here will be used to help shape our strategy for our Fall recruitment."


"Super presentation, great format, outstanding information...Thank you!"


"Excellent presentation.  Particularly valuable is the concept of recruiting the adults before the boys."


If you missed the webinar, you can still access the information. Click here for the webinar recordings and the resources used by Orange County Council
Duty to God Puzzle Patch Rotates August 1st
The Duty to God Promotion Patch is a four-piece puzzle designed to promote the religious emblems programs. Youth and adults must attend or give presentations on religious emblems and then make a commitment to "Duty to God" in order to collect and build their puzzles. The puzzle segments are available on a rotation basis. The current patch is the "Eagle" patch, but the rotation changes on August 1st when the "Mountain" patch becomes available. Click here to order Puzzle Patches from the P.R.A.Y. online store.
"Eagle" Patch
Available Now
"Mountain" Patch
Available August 1

Donor Spotlight

Angela and Chrissy Hazlewood (daughters of Mark and Deb Hazlewood) are proud supporters of P.R.A.Y. Both are Four Star Recipients and feel a connection to the P.R.A.Y. ministry. Click here to read what they have to say about growing up in the P.R.A.Y. office and why they support P.R.A.Y.


Thanks to Angela and Chrissy for "paying it forward" and enabling other young people to grow closer to Christ through the P.R.A.Y. Program. 


Click here to support P.R.A.Y. with a financial gift.

P.R.A.Y. Recipient Spotlight

Boy Scout Troop 240
God and Church
Gray United Methodist Church
Gray, TN
Boy Scout Troop 240, Gray TN, proudly presents the latest class of the God & Church segment of the P.R.A.Y. Religious Program recipients. 

Recipients guided under the direction of Pastor Lloyd Jones, Gray United Methodist Church and Scoutmaster, as well as P.R.A.Y. Awards Counselor, Allan Bridges, are as follows: (from left to right) Allan B., Ethan H., Gavin T., Nicholas B., Pastor Lloyd Jones, Preston K., Keith L., Aleks F., Zephaniah W. and Hayden G. (Recipients not pictured; Coleman P., Andrew D., and Matthew P.) Also assisting, but not pictured are Assistant Scoutmaster and P.R.A.Y. Awards Counselor, Coleen Bridges and Briana Bridges, Venturing Crew Silver Award recipient, who also recently earned her God & Life Award.  Briana is committed to continue her work with the P.R.A.Y. program for future classes to help instill religious values in our youth.


Dylan D.

Four Star Recipient

Dalton United Methodist Church

Dalton, OH 


Dylan was presented with the Four Star award at Dalton United Methodist Church.  When asked what he remembers best about the P.R.A.Y. Programs, he replied, "Making the pizza boxes and receiving the awards with the other kids." He also said the P.R.A.Y. Programs have impacted his life by "making me trust in God." 


Congratulations Dylan!



Jack W.

Four Star Recipient

Gilkey United Methodist Church

Rutherfordton, NC 



Jack received the Four-Star award March 31, 2015. He is a Life Scout with Troop 132 in Rutherfordton, NC and is the first in his Troop to receive the Four Star award.



"We are very proud of Jack and all he accomplishes. He has worked hard to get where he is. Congratulations Jack, we are so proud of the young man you are!" 
Love Mom and Dad

The P.R.A.Y. Four Star Award is 10 years old! The Four Star Award was launched in 2005 to recognize the young people who completed all four P.R.A.Y. awards (while in the proper grade). Over 2200 young people have received this prestigious award. 


Click here for more information.