National Day of Prayer Valparaiso Community Prayer Breakfast

By: LaSalle Council Boy Scouts of America Last Updated: April 22, 2010

Organized by the LaSalle Council Boy Scouts of America boy-scouts-prayer-breakfastDunes Moraine District, serving 1600 youth in Porter County

Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Strongbow Inn
Featured Speaker: Bill Hanna
Master of Ceremonies: Paul Von Tobel

7:15 a.m. Gathering, 7:30 a.m. Program Commences, 8:50 a.m. Benediction

$25.00 per person, $200 - Table of 8 reserved, $250 - Table of 8 reserved with recognition

What is the National Day of Prayer?

The National Day of Prayer provides an opportunity for us to come together as a community to pray and to give thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives, in our city and in our country.

Days of prayer have been called for since 1775, when the First Continental Congress designated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln called for such a day. Officially, the National Day of Prayer was established as an annual event by an act of Congress in 1952 and was signed into law by President Truman. The law was amended in 1988 and signed by Former President Ronald Reagan, establishing the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday of May each year.

Reagan urged "...the citizens of this great nation to gather together on that day in homes and places of worship to pray, each after his or her own manner, for unity of hearts of all mankind."

How does this fit with the mission of the Boy Scouts of America?

For 100 years the programs of the Boy Scouts of America have been teaching the values of “duty to God, country, and service to others”. Scouting programs mentor youth, build character, strongly support faith traditions, and help establish lifelong patterns for learning, healthy living, and serving others. A May 2005 Study of Ethics and Character By Harris Interactive confirms that "A scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful to his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion."

Organizing Committee
Community Representatives
Jeff Clymer, Clymer & Lucas
Don Bengel, Bengel Engineering
Dale Price, Dodrill Electric 464-7394

Scouting Representatives
Susan Barriball, Religious Relationships Chair 
Richard Rush, LaSalle Council Executive Board 
Bill Eckert, Scoutmaster T907 928-6950

Tickets are available through committee members or Contact Dale Price or Bill Eckert. Please make checks payable to the LaSalle Council, BSA. Funds raised from this event help support Scouting programs in Porter County and LaSalle Council, BSA.