Category Archives: Duty to God

All about a Scouts duty to God.

Pillar 6 Feature
By Darryl Alder
Nov 20, 2015

The Scout Oath and Law—a Pathway to Self-Reliance

Pillar 6–Integrity: Be prepared by learning who we are as Scouts and sons of God by keeping ourselves physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight, understanding our true nature as a son of God.  This month, November 2015, we have been teaching Young Men principles of temporal and spiritual self-reliance.  Two of the six Come, Follow Me […]

Native American feature 2
By Community Submission
Oct 18, 2015

LDS/BSA Partnership; Serving Native American Scouts

Here’s a little background that may help each of you understand where I’m coming from on Scouting units in the LDS Church. Years ago, on my mission, my companion and I were assigned to travel through Indian Reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, and the sections of Utah and Colorado in the Four Corners region. Our major […]

By Steven Sutherland
Oct 04, 2015

Spiritual Roots of Genuine Scouting: Discipleship and Accountability

This last Saturday was a special day for me… I was presented with my two Wood Badge beads (sort of a diploma), signifying that I had done two significant things: successfully attended a week-long Wood Badge course (which I did in October 2014); and, completion of five post-course projects and/or significant tasks within 18 months […]

Chapel in the Woods
By Darryl Alder
Sep 20, 2015

A Chapel in the Woods—What BP Thought

Last Saturday morning, during the first weekend of our Woodbadge course, I had a singular spiritual experience at Tifie Scout Camp’s outdoor chapel. There among the reddening maples and in the crisp morning air, our Wood Badge staff presented these words from our founder, Baden Powell, in a Scout’s Own Worship Service: FOR an open Troop, or for Troops […]

duty to god
By World Scouting
Aug 30, 2015

B-P’s Blog: Christianity, Religion and Scouting

Our founder, Baden Powell, had strong views on religion and one’s Duty to God. Listed here are a few statements he left us to consider: “Scouting is nothing less than applied Christianity” – (Scouting & Christianity, 1917) “The religion of a man is not the creed he professes but his life – what he acts […]

Troop 974 feature
By Melany Gardner
Aug 14, 2015

Boy Scout Troop Completes 250 Mile Temple Trek, Gives $3300 Donation to LDS Charities

Boy Scouts of Troop 974 marched into downtown Salt Lake City Wednesday, completing their 250 mile trek to temples and other places of worship across the Wasatch front. With them, they brought over $3,300 in donations pledged for every mile each Scout hiked, biked or backpacked temple to temple to give directly to LDS Charities. […]

Rockwell Tomorrows Leader feature
By Melany Gardner
Jul 17, 2015

5 reasons why the BSA adult leadership standard resolution is right for Scouting

There is nothing I hate more than inconsistency. Like a toaster that never toasts my bread perfectly the first time, I hate when I can’t get what I expect. Especially when it comes to organizations. So, July 10 when the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution amending the adult leadership […]

duty to god
By David Peterson
Jun 26, 2015

Be Prepared to Do Our Duty: Must We Choose Between our God and our Country?

“A man seeks employment on a farm. He hands his letter of recommendation to his new employer. It reads simply, ‘He sleeps in a storm.’ The owner is desperate for help, so he hires the man. Several weeks pass, and suddenly, in the middle of the night, a powerful storm rips through the valley. Awakened […]

liahona feature
By Bob Gowans
Jun 13, 2015

Introducing the Liahona Compass Award

Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Liahona Compass Award at summer Scout camp this year and in 2016. Recalling the “round ball of curious workmanship” given to Lehi and his family by God to direct them in the wilderness, the Liahona Compass Award directs Scouts to ponder on the decisions they make today that […]

By Paul Tikalsky
May 28, 2015

Be Prepared to Be Men of Integrity – Delivering a Quality Program for Our Young Men

It would not be a stretch to say that every mission president wants a young man who is physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. He wants an elder who is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. They need young men with the quality of integrity, who live […]

LDS Feature
By Darryl Alder
Apr 19, 2015

Church Leaders Speak Out on Scouting

Recently one of our readers said “Don’t use a quote from a GA 40 years ago, that doesn’t count,” this in reference to the LDS Church’s support of Scouting. So just for fun, I took a look at some recent General Authority statements on Scouting, here they are (by the way they are still living). “Every […]