President’s Perspective

from Lutheran Scouting newsletter, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring 2024)

Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday that I began to serve as your President and soon, Kristin will carry on the tradition.

We had a great showing at the 2023 National Jamboree, with several staff members who had never before served on staff. We taught hundreds of scouts and scouters how to tie the sailor’s cross and explained the three sola’s of the reformation. We were also able to increase our membership by about 10% from complementary Jamboree membership; pray these new members would find the organization helpful and will become dues-paying members.

Now that Jamboree 2026 has been announced, let’s borrow from our Baptist friends and see if we can scholarship a couple youth staff for next Jamboree’s booth.

Thanks to all of the officers for their support during the past couple of years – you’ve made my job easy by each of you doing your jobs well.

Special thanks go our communication staff – Marti Jernberg and Ryan Emblem – for their outstanding work in reinvigorating our newsletter and bringing our website into the 21st century.

I hope that all of you can attend our National Meeting, to be held in conjunction with the Religious Relationships Week (July 7-13) at the Philmont Training Center this Summer. Even if you can’t attend in person, please join us via Zoom, as so many of you done the past couple of years.

I look forward to continuing to serve NLAS as Treasurer in the upcoming two years.

Tom Miller
NLAS President