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Feb 11

Happenings in Our Church Family

FamilyOn January 6, during the traditional service, Dr. Samuel S. Laucks was surprised by the Boy Scouts of America with being presented with the Lamb Award for his exemplary and life-long service for Scouting. The Lamb Award is a national recognition bestowed on Lutheran adults (including laypersons, pastors, professional church workers, men and women) by the Lutheran Committee on Civic Youth Agency Relationships (LCCYAR). The LCCYAR is formed by and responsible to the youth ministry departments of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). The purpose of The Lamb Award is twofold: first, to acknowledge the distinguished service of Lutheran adults in fostering the spiritual growth of youth through church and civic youth serving agency programs (Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Camp Fire USA, and 4-H). Secondly, it is to increase the use and quality of the civic agency programs in Lutheran congregations as a part of their ministries with youth.

A Lamb Award recipient should:

  1. Be an active member of a Lutheran congregation.
  2. Have a minimum of 10 years of distinguished volunteer service to the church.
  3. Have a minimum of 10 years of distinguished volunteer service to one or more civic youth agencies.
  4. Serve as a Christian role model and leader to young people encouraging them to participate in the spiritual life of their congregation.
  5. Promote the religious growth programs, the observance of Boy Scout, Girl Scout, or Camp Fire Sunday, chaplains and chaplain’s aide program.
  6. Exhibit leadership and be fully trained in the civic youth agency.
  7. Help organize new units in the nominee’s own and neighboring Lutheran congregations.
  8. Recruit youth and promote full involvement of members in the program.
  9. Encourage units to support group service projects in response to a community or congregational need.

Dr. Laucks certainly fits the description.

On January 6, during the traditional service, Dr. Samuel S. Laucks was surprised by the Boy Scouts of America with being presented with the Lamb Award for his exemplary and life-long service for Scouting. The Lamb Award is a national recognition bestowed on Lutheran adults (including laypersons, pastors, professional church workers, men and women) by the Lutheran Committee on Civic Youth Agency Relationships (LCCYAR). The LCCYAR is formed by and responsible to the youth ministry departments of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). The purpose of The Lamb Award is twofold: first, to acknowledge the distinguished service of Lutheran adults in fostering the spiritual growth of youth through church and civic youth serving agency programs (Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Camp Fire USA, and 4-H). Secondly, it is to increase the use and quality of the civic agency programs in Lutheran congregations as a part of their ministries with youth.

A Lamb Award recipient should:

1. Be an active member of a Lutheran congregation.
2. Have a minimum of 10 years of distinguished volunteer service to the church.
3. Have a minimum of 10 years of distinguished volunteer service to one or more civic youth agencies.
4. Serve as a Christian role model and leader to young people encouraging them to participate in the spiritual life of their congregation.
5. Promote the religious growth programs, the observance of Boy Scout, Girl Scout, or Camp Fire Sunday, chaplains and chaplain’s aide program.
6. Exhibit leadership and be fully trained in the civic youth agency.
7. Help organize new units in the nominee’s own and neighboring Lutheran congregations.
8. Recruit youth and promote full involvement of members in the program.
9. Encourage units to support group service projects in response to a community or congregational need.


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