Members of the Churches of Christ for Scouting (MCCS) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, independent of but recognized by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. (GSUSA), Trail Life USA, and American Heritage Girls organizations.
MCCS is represented on the National BSA Religious Relationships Committee and advises the National Council and local councils in matters related to Churches of Christ. MCCS supports chaplaincy ministries in units, council events, summer camps, and sponsors chaplains at National Scout Jamborees and Philmont Scout Ranch.
MCCS is a nonprofit organization. If you would like to learn more about supporting MCCS activities, see the Support MCCS page. Donations to MCCS are tax-deductible.
Kent Barnett, National Executive Director — Kent Barnett was named National Executive Director for Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting in 1998. He has been active with MCCS since 1988. Kent is a veteran Scouter with over 45 years of involvement as a scout and as an adult leader. Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, Kent later served as a scoutmaster for 11 years.
He serves on the National Religious Relationships Committee of the Boy Scouts of America. Kent was awarded the Faithful Servant by MCCS and the Silver Beaver by the Texas Trails BSA Council. Kent and his wife Denise are members of the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas.
Kent actively works with national leadership and attends events associated with American Heritage Girls, Trail Life USA, Girl Scouts USA, and Boy Scouts of America. Kent can be reached at email@example.com.
The Board of Trustees consists of men and women who are members of the Church of Christ and registered members of either the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, Trail Life USA, or American Heritage Girls. Nathan Williams of Abilene, Texas, serves as our current National Chair. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our Logo
The MCCS logo is the Heart of the Servant, which symbolizes the four spheres in the life of a servant leader:
- Service to God and His church
- Service to one’s own family
- Service to the nation
- Service to Scouting
The colors of the logo allude to the three dimensions of servant leadership: red for the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ, who is the epitome of servant leadership; white for the pure motives of servant leadership; and gold for the priceless value of servanthood.