Torch Award THE THIS APPLICATION MUST GO TO THE CONFERENCE SCOUTING COORDINATOR FOR APPROVAL BEFORE SUBMITTING TO THE OFFICE OF CIVIC YOUTH-SERVING AGENCIES/SCOUTING TORCH PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT We hereby certify that Enclosed is a check for $_________ AWARD ______________________________ (full name) PROGRAM or Charge the following credit card of _____________________________ Conference of The United Methodist Church, Mastercard Visa Discover Amex meets all qualifications and criteria stated in this brochure. Card # __________________________ Signed: Both signatures are necessary. Expir Date_______Security Code______ ______________________________ Print name on Card ________________ Conference Scouting Coordinator Signature ________________________ ______________________________ Billing Address ____________________ Presiding Bishop Billing City _______________________ Please send medal, certificate, and State, Zip ________________________ clutch-back pin to the following address: email:___________________________ _______________________ (if you would like to received email _______________________ confirmation of credit card charge) _______________________ _______________________ Send to: Office of Civic Youth-Serving The Emblem (Telephone Number with Area Code) Agencies/Scouting The Torch is an emblem P.O. Box 440515 of Christian faithfulness. I need this by: __________________ Nashville, TN 37244-0515 It recognizes the builders Please allow a 30 day processing time. (615) 340-7145 of Christian character If less, it must be accompanied by a $25.00 Fax (615) 340-1770 rapid processing fee. and service to others. Price subject to change without notice. This form may be duplicated UM02086 THE PURPOSE OF CRITERIA FOR THE TORCH AWARD NOMINATING A CANDIDATE PROCEDURES The United Methodist Church accepts THE RECIPIENT OF THE AWARD MUST HAVE 1. A special committee, appointed annually the programs of Scouting and Civic Youth- AN OUTSTANDING RECORD OF SERVICE TO by the Conference Committee on Serving Agencies (Boy Scouts of America, CHILDREN AND YOUTH AS DETERMINED BY Scouting, receives and reviews the nomi- Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Camp Fire USA, THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: nations and names the recipients. and 4-H) as contributing to the church’s goals in ministry with children and youth. 1. Is an active member of The United Methodist 2. The annual conference may give one Church, demonstrating exceptional Christian award each year, plus one for each The United Methodist Church supports the character. 100,000 church members or fraction use of scouting programs as a proven way thereof, and may confer an honorary of reaching and ministering with boys and 2. Has a continuous record of using and award in recognition of meritorious girls and their families. We urge churches to supporting the programs (for a minimum of service to persons not members of the study the potential for ministry in the use 10 years) of the Scouting and Civic Youth- annual conference. of the programs of these organizations. Serving Agencies in the life of the church at the district and annual conference level. 3. Nominations may be made by an individ- The General Commission on United ual, by a local church or by the Methodist Men, through its Office of 3. Has served these organizations on the unit Conference Committee on Scouting and Civic Youth-Serving Agencies/Scouting, (troop, club, etc.), district, council, or other forwarded to the special committee by recognizes men and women who give level by active participation in the program. April 1 each year. unusual amounts of time and energy in dedicated service to children and youth 4. Has a record of counseling young people 4. A citation will be prepared by the special through these organizations. enrolled in the religious awards programs. committee to be read in the annual conference session when the award is The Torch Award is an appropriate 5. Is actively recruiting men and women presented. recognition for adult leaders who have for leadership in these organizations and given exceptional service in the use and programs. 5. Upon approval, the application is mailed promotion of these programs. to the Office of Civic Youth-Serving 6. Has served effectively as a member of a Agencies/Scouting in Nashville, Tennessee. denominational or interdenominational A certificate of merit will be prepared Church Committee on Scouting. along with a medal and clutch-back pin. A check for $50.00 (made out to OCYSA) 7. Has served as a Camp Chaplain or has helped must accompany the application to promote religious services within one of the cover all costs. Please allow 30 days for scouting programs. processing.