Category Archives: Duty to God

All about a Scouts duty to God.

Walking in Circles
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mar 15, 2015

“Walking in Circles” —Reflective Thinking for Scouts and Scouters

Have you ever wanted to share some insights and ideas with others in Scouting that are bigger in scope than the regular “Scoutmaster’s Minute”? A quick thought is always nice, but sometimes you want something a bit bigger that you can use as a spring board for greater discussion and contemplation during some scout event. Let […]

Duty to God
By Community Submission
Feb 24, 2015

Religion in Scouting

More than two years ago  Mat Greenfield wrote “The REAL Problem with Scouting in the LDS Church” on his own blog, Scouting Liahona. With permission we reposted this last Sunday, with quite a response: more than 60,000 views and 4300 shares. Of course as an editor, I most interested in the 200 comments on our own blog.  One […]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 14, 2015

Cooking Without Utensils—Making a Gospel Connection

Growing up in the 1960’s foil and utensiless cooking were part of becoming a First Class Scout. Cooking without utensils, while no longer a rank requirement, is a long-time Scouting tradition.  It’s novelty makes it a great deal of fun and an adventure, but don’t miss out on the Gospel implications! Cooking this way is a […]

Duty to God II
By Utah National Parks Council
Feb 08, 2015

What Happens When You Fail to Teach Duty to God

For this Scout Sunday R. Chip Turner, Chairman of BSA’s Religious Relationships Task Force, shares the ways in which the BSA affirms the importance of a belief in God in the following response: We should help Scouts and their families come to realize that a belief in God is integral to Scouting and is a key element in character […]

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 08, 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 les enseñaran a vivir y respetaran las leyes de nuestra sociedad; y que incluyera actividades físicas y mentalmente sanas, ¿cuál sería? “Sin duda pensaría en el […]

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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 Clint Lawton
Dec 07, 2014

Sacred Fire

I recently had the opportunity to see an original painting by Jon McNaughton which is titled, Sacred Fire. The painting was incredible, with vibrant colors and stunning imagery, but it was the symbolic message of the fire building in this piece of art that has deeply inspired me. As I look at these great men from […]

duty to god
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 […]