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Locally, Merit Badge University Cancelled at Camp Patten

By Carol A. Gasser Moore

LANIER COUNTY, GEORGIA – Merit Badge University, which was to be held March 13-15, 2020 at Camp Patten in Lakeland, has been officially canceled by the Boy Scouts of America  South Georgia Council this weekend.  This event brings scouts from all over the state of Georgia as well as out of state together.  The cancellation decision was made out of respect for recommendations by the Georgia Department of Health because of the spread of the Coronavirus within the U.S.A. and Georgia.


Lanier County News offers this suggested prayer for healing and safety:

O Holy Spirit please come like a dove Shield and protect now the all of of Boy Scouts, their leaders, and the general public whom we all love. Cover their wounds with Your grace feathered wings, Shield them from sorrow, breathe hope songs within and keep them safe. Tend with Your goodness the pain that they bear Heal now their sickness with miracle care. Carry them high far above till they see Your rainbow of promise, real hope lies ahead. They are loved so dearly, so help us to be All that you, Jesus, would give out through us. Amen


For more information contact:

MBU Director
Melissa Ginter
(229) 886-9894
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