Tag Archives: Duty to God

capturing vision of scouting
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 Darryl Alder
Nov 30, 2014

5 Ideas to Make the Most of Advent

As part of Duty to God, I subscribe to newsletters of several faiths. Ministry Matters reminded me that today is the first Advent Sunday. My first exposure to Advent was in Germany more than 40 years ago; it was a rewarding experience. As Scouts, celebrating Advent seems like an appropriate way do our Duty to God […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Canoe Camping
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 […]

Scout in thought
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 03, 2014

Duty to God: The Road to Manhood

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. Sometimes we forget that we are part of a like-minded faith-based society —  that the precepts embodied in the scout oath, are generally […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jul 20, 2014

A Strong Foundation

In 2004 Hurricane Ivan swept through the Caribbean and the United States. At its peak, it reached category 5 strength and winds as high as 165 miles per hour, becoming the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane on record.[1] Damages were estimated at nearly 19 billion dollars.[2] One of the islands hit hardest was Grand Cayman. During part […]

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By Clint Lawton
Jun 15, 2014

What does “Duty to God” mean to you?

To me, doing my duty to God means giving service to others. Because I love God, I try to help other people at all times and love my neighbor as myself.  I believe that it is my duty to help other people come closer to God in their lives, and I try to do so […]

chaplain
By Darryl Alder
Mar 23, 2014

What, Me Be Chaplain?

This week the local LDS Chaplain is on a service mission in South America and all the other Philmont Chaplains are back home for the season. Vic Rowberry, the Management Training Section Director for our National Camp School, has given me the assignment to run a “Scouts Own” interdenominational church service and act as chaplain, which I […]

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By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 22, 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 […]

reverence
By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 24, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 1 – A Scout is Reverent

The twelfth attribute in the Scout law is to be reverent. A Scout is reverent. He is humble. He is respectful. He walks with quiet dignity. Reverence is an internal expression although there are outward signs but unlike the Publicans, a Scout is not reverent to obtain awards or glory but as his duty to […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Dec 11, 2013

Duty to God: New “Sacred Gifts” Exhibit at BYU

Scouting seeks to encourage members to grow stronger in their faith. [1] “A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.” [2] The Religious Emblems program of the Boy Scouts of America lists the religious emblems […]