Rev. Tanya Edwards-Evans, 1 of 2 Women Chaplains at BSA Jamboree


Photo right: Chaplain Tom sewing on patches and offering a listening ears to staffers.
The Mississippi Conference's Rev. Tanya Edwards-Evans was part of the over 80 clergy serving as chaplains for the 2017 Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Jamboree and one of The United Methodist Church clergy.
"As I look back on the past two weeks, it was an enlightening, challenging and wonderful experience being with over 6,000 staffers and more than 30,000 scouts and scout leaders at the 2017 National Jamboree," shared Edward-Evans. "I had the opportunity to be part of a team of clergy from different faith traditions who worked as a team or better yet, as the body of Christ to all we met."

 Edward-Evans said that they lived in tents, took solar-heated showers and walked anywhere from three to six miles daily. During her time at the jamboree, she counseled others, sewed patches and had conversations with persons from other countries. In closing, Edward-Evans wanted to thank Bishop Swanson, the General Commission on United Methodist Men (GCUMM), Anderson and Wesley Chapel-Meridian United Methodist Men and her appointment for such an awesome opportunity to represent The United Methodist Church. Click here to read more about the Boy Scouts Jamboree in a story by the United Methodist News Service.