Our Mission:  

"To bring youth to Christ through a Scouting Ministry."

The Association of Baptists for Scouting was founded in 1954 on the principles of the common goals of scouting and the moral teachings of faith-based (Baptist) churches.

"Baptist Scouting; Reaching, Teaching, & Ministering to Children, Youth, & Families"


Please be advised that the Annual Meeting of the Association of Baptists for Scouting is hereby scheduled for 7:00 pm MDT (9:00 pm EDT) on Monday, July 12, 2021. The physical meeting location is the Philmont Training Center. Any ABS member may also join the meeting by telephone (or ZOOM platform). If you did not receive this notice via email, please email: President@baptistsouters.org if you would like to be notified of the phone or ZOOM instructions.

The principal item of business will be the election of Officers and Directors to serve until the next Annual Meeting. The slate being proposed by the Nominating Committee is shown below. Proposed modifications or further nominations may be made by any member during that portion of the Meeting.

Proposed Slate:
*indicates new position
President - Donna Copeland *
EVP (& Field Service) - John Lyon *
VP Membership (& Member Communications) - Elrico Hurley *
Recording Secretary - Merri Bolen
Treasurer - Thomas Martin
Chaplain - Jeff Thompson *
Past President - Ted Spangenberg *
Board Members - At Large:
Kerry Cheesman
Kent Brittain
Tim Baker *
Pam Thompson *

The President will also provide a brief overview of activities and Board actions over the past year. The opportunity will also be provided for any Member to propose any item of additional business.


Ted Spangenberg, Jr., P.E.
President, Association of Baptists for Scouting