The Association of African Methodist
Episcopal Scouts is a denominational Scouts Association recognized by the Boy Scouts of
America and Girl Scouts United States of America.
Scouting is one of the ministries of Christian Education in the African Methodist
Membership is comprised of individuals and AME congregations who support AAMES goals.
Director of Girl Scouting 2014 - 2018
Hattie Saulsberry’s Statement.
"I'm Glad to Be in His Service as the Connectional Director of Girl Scouting, I pray that my service will be found worthy in the sight of God, and acceptable to those of whom I've been chosen to serve. Scouting (Boy and Girl Scouting) provides a unique opportunity to guide our youth in the "life application" of God's Word to their daily experiences. I look ahead with eagerness and dedication to advance the AAMES mission for the benefit of our youth. Much has been accomplished -- but there is much more yet to do. To God, be the glory!
firstname.lastname@example.org or Hattie.Saulsberry@gmail.com
Director of Boy Scouting 2014 - 2018
Clarence E. Crayton, Jr. Connectional Director of Boy Scouts for the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
I am truly blessed to be appointed Director of the Boy Scout Ministry of AME Church for a four year term, 2014-2018. My goal is to build on the good works of my predecessors Anthony Franklin, Robert McRath and Rev. Artis Phillips. I know that God and the leadership of the AME Church has trusted their most valuable treasures to me, the Male youth of the AME Church, through the Boy Scout Ministry. I pray that God blessings of wisdom fall upon me, to lead his youth in the way he would have them to go. I know I am nothing without the Blessing of God and the good spirit of the Church Body to grow the Scouting Ministry in the AME Church. My vision is that in the next 4 years there are thriving Ministries of Scout Units in every Episcopal District and District Conference, in the contiguous United States and that AAMES would have made positive inroads in getting Scout Ministries established in the Episcopal Districts 14 -20. I believe that Scouting can help bring Families to Christ and the Church (Isaiah ll: 6. "A little child shall lead them.") as an Outreach Ministry of the Church by touching families that are presently not in Church. I believe that Scouting and the youth is a vital organ of the Church and not an appendix, the Body would never ignore its heart, nor will the Church ignore its youth as they are a vital organ and the future of the Church. I envision the Scouting Ministries creating Disciples for Christ by developing the next line of leaders and by teaching our Scouts about “Christ, Creed and Culture”.
Clarence E. Crayton, Jr.
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Membership Fee: $40.00
Membership Period: April to April of each year
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Make check payable to: AAMES
Mail Check to:
Christian Education Department
500 8th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203-4181
Officers of AAMES - 2014 – 2018
- Packet sent upon joining containing an affiliation card, AAMES Patch and other promotional items
- Semi -Annual electronic newsletter, convenient update of all the great happenings with AAMES Scout Units.
- Membership updates of changes in Scouting as the National Offices ( BSA, GSUSA) release them ( in many cases informing our Units before they are informed by their local Districts or Councils)
- Discount on a purchase from the AAMES online ( as AAMES develops products, including promotional discounts, these items will be offered to AAMES members at a discount )
- AAMES Voting Rights for those Members who are AME in line with the AME 2012 Discipline.
- Notice of AAMES sponsored District and Connectional Camporee.
- Notice of AAMES sponsored Training sessions.
- Listing of AME Units by Episcopal District
- Spiritual Support of the AAMES Family.
- And more to come
Executive Director of Scouting – Dr. Daryl Ingram
Girl Scouts Director - Hattie Saulsberry
Boy Scouts Director - Clarence E. Crayton, Jr.
Girl Scouts Asst. Director - Vivianne Frye-Perry
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Boy Scouts Asst. Director - Jerry Brewster
Treasurer - Cora Lee-Palmer
Financial Secretary - Robert McRath
Secretary - Missiouri McPhee
Asst. Secretary - Anita Debarlaben
AAMES Chaplin - Gwendolyn Williams
Historiographer - Steve Franklin
Parliamentarian - Myron K. Ford, Sr