Category Archives: Duty to God

All about a Scouts duty to God.

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 […]

Leadershiphiking
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 […]

Scout Sunday Patch
By Community Submission
Mar 19, 2015

Scout Sunday at Hilltop United Methodist Church

One of the main foundations of the Scouting program is service. In particular, service to God and your Country. One of the ways which our Troop (Troop 411 of Sandy, UT) teaches this principle to our Scouts is through direct service to our Sponsoring Organization, . We sprinkle acts of service to our church throughout […]

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 […]

Scout Sunday Patch
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 […]