Category Archives: Duty to God

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 01, 2015

Scout Sunday

Growing up, Scout Sunday was always one of the highlights of the year for our troop; a sort of announcement of a month long celebration based on the Boy Scouts of America founding on February 8, 1910. Image our 48 Scouts in uniform at church and the following week more than 100 people at our […]

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By Darryl Alder
Jan 25, 2015

Be Prepared Through Personal Growth and Learning to Serve – Service

In January we explored our first pillar of being prepared – testimony, and how youth themselves can promote this. This month we are covering pillar two which is:  “Be prepared through personal growth and learning to serve others through charity and doing a good turn daily.” The Good Turn is a hallmark of the BSA.  We were, in fact, started through […]

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By Arturo Malpica
Jan 15, 2015

Los Scouts no solo construyen fogatas, sino algo más

¿Si tuviera la oportunidad de escoger algún programa extracurricular para mis hijos, que respetara sus creencias religiosas, que le permitieran desarrollara su carácter y su forma de ser; que vivieran y respetaran las leyes de nuestra sociedad incluyendo que las actividades sean físicas y mentalmente sanas? “Sin duda pensaría en el escultismo” Cada generación es […]

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By Scott Major
Jan 01, 2015

Be Prepared by Developing a Testimony of Christ – Testimony

I believe that one of the primary things we should focus on in Scouting should be our Duty to God. In fact Lord Baden Powell (BP) said “Our objective in the Scouting movement is to give such help as we can in bringing about God’s Kingdom on earth by including among youth the spirit and […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 24, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas: A Scout is Reverent

A Scout is Reverent. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others. This message from President Harold B Lee reminds us and our Scouts to be reverent this season. As you share this message with your Scouts, discuss what they can do to demonstrate how […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 21, 2014

Sharing Your Testimony at Christmas

Christmas is a time to remember the birth of the Savior and renew our appreciation for the great gift of His perfect life and atoning sacrifice. In the scripture accounts of His birth, we find patterns of discipleship—from Samuel the Lamanite, who courageously prophesied of His coming, to the Nephites who looked steadfastly for the […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 10, 2014

Capturing the Vision of Scouting

Our efforts as Young Men advisers and Scout leaders can have eternal consequences. When I was a mission president, one particular zone was having a lot of success. I asked one of the zone leaders, “Elder, what’s going on here?” He said, “President, in high school I ran cross- country with a handful of friends. We trained hard and competed together. For four […]

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By Larry Coppock
Nov 09, 2014

Scouting as Evangelism

One of the key points for a church is reflected in the twelfth point of the Scout Law, “A Scout is reverent.” Although scouting is a secular organization it is grounded in tenets that reflect a recognition and reverence for God. British general, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, mentioned “duty to God” as a primary function of […]

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By Jim Bethel
Nov 02, 2014

Beatitudes for LDS Scouts

Everyone should be familiar with the beatitudes that the Savior taught as part of his sermon on the mount found in the 5th chapter of Matthew. He taught them again to the Nephites a few years later (3 Nephi 12-13). These principles are so simple yet so valuable to a happy life. A few years […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 02, 2014

Scouts’ Own: Beatitudes for Boy Scouts

2000 years ago, Jesus spoke to the people on the side of a mountain (Service Leader can add “such as this” or name a specific mountain if the group is on a mountainside or looking at a mountain, or have just completed an activity on a mountain.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs […]

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By Clint Lawton
Oct 25, 2014

Leaders of the Next Generation

How does the Scout Oath and Law help to create the leaders of tomorrow?   Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country  and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times;To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law A […]

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By Jim Bethel
Oct 19, 2014

Nephi was an Eagle Scout

While reading the Book of Mormon a few years ago, I was once again impressed with the young man we know as Nephi. All Latter Day Saints are familiar with his heroics. That got me to thinking that the Church should create some kind of award for young men that emulate Nephi, something in addition […]

heart of scouting
By Darryl Alder
Sep 28, 2014

Duty to God at the Heart of Scouting

Recently one of our readers wrote: “I find it sad that the BSA seems to be removing most references and trying to completely avoid the word God as much as possible.  Sad to see the degradation of societal morals spreading to scouts.  very sad…” Here at The Boy Scout we are not quite sure where our reader got […]

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By Community Submission
Sep 21, 2014

Scouting Supports Stakes in Hastening the Work

This month’s theme, Pillar 3 of the Utah National Park Council Strategic Plan, suggests that Scouting be used to assist LDS stakes help their youth “prepare to go on a mission and teach others by using the Scouting program as the activity arm of the Priesthood.” Recently I received this e-mail from a former mission president; it goes along with the month’s […]

Scout and 100 Years
By Darryl Alder
Sep 07, 2014

Thoughts on the LDS Church and Scouting Partnership

Recently a reader commented on the article “Why Scouting Matters to LDS Church Leaders”. Of the RED Research he wrote: “This description is a perfect description of an Aaronic-priesthood based program, not a Scouting program. I don’t believe that Scouting is contrary to the ways of the Church. Nor do I believe that there is […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 24, 2014

Duty to God in Action

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. Now that’s the essence of what we do—giving boys an understanding of the words duty to God. That means we must teach them, translate for […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 17, 2014

Teaching Duty

Part of a speech given by Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Boy Scouts of America national annual meeting on 23 May 2013. So here is the lesson for us. Duty to God is a new concept for young minds. Scouts need the understanding that goes […]