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The United Methodist Church (UMC) is the second largest scouting partner of Boy Scouts of America.[1] They also sponsor scouting in many other countries of the world as their primary youth activity program.

is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination, and a major part of Methodism. In the 19th century, its main predecessor—the Methodist Church (USA)—was a leader in Evangelicalism. It was founded in 1968 in Dallas, Texas, United States, by union of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The UMC traces its roots back to the revival movement of John and Charles Wesley in England as well as the Great Awakening in the United States.[2][3] As such, the church's theological orientation is decidedly Wesleyan.[4] It embraces both liturgical and evangelical elements.[5][6] It has a connectional polity, a typical feature of a number of Methodist denominations.

The United Methodist Church, with at least 12 million members as of 2014, is the largest denomination within the wider Methodist movement of approximately 80 million people across the world.[7] In the United States, the UMC ranks as the largest mainline Protestant denomination, the largest Protestant church after the Southern Baptist Convention, and the third largest Christian denomination.


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  1. BSA Chartered Organizations
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  7. Cracknell, Kenneth; White, Susan J. (2005). An introduction to world Methodism. New York: Cambridge University Press. http://assets.cambridge.org/97805218/18490/frontmatter/9780521818490_frontmatter.pdf.