UMCOS is a Ministry of the North Georgia Conference

of the United Methodist Church

We provide information, programs, tools & training to support the Scout Youth programs at the 823 Methodist congregations in North Georgia.  With 319 congregations hosting at least 1 Scout program, we have 38% of our churches supporting Scouting in the Conference.

Youth Programs

We minister to youth via 3 national youth organizations: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Big Brothers/ Big Sisters

Each Methodist congregation has the ability to select any (or all) of these organizations to partner with in order to minister to youth in their community.

UMC Recognition

The Methodist Church provides various awards to recognize Methodist Youth, Leaders, Units & Congregations.


Awards can be presented at any time of the year, although a majority are presented at Scout Sunday Services in February. Learn more here.


UMCOS trains Adult leaders to help churches grow, and build their programs into a ministry.

For Scout Coordinators

UMCOS conducts training in over 16 courses to support youth programs in your churches. Learn more here.

Spiritual Growth

Support your youth program by offering a God & Country program for your youth.

Help Youth & Adults with their Faith Walk

Take advantage of P.R.A.Y., an excellent Christian education program, to help your youth and leaders grow their faith. Offer an annual God & Country program at your congregation.

Scouting in the North GA Conference – By the Numbers

There are over 21,165 youth registered in 947 scout units in Methodist Churches in the Conference.  This includes 16,749 youth in 548 Boy Scout units and 4,416 girls in 399 troops in the Girl Scout program.   Tracked in November 2019, this membership represents a 10% increase since late 2017.

Congregations with at least 1 BSA or GSA Scout Unit
Packs, Troops & Crews in the Conference
Total Enrolled Youth