Tag Archives: Duty to God

By Darryl Alder
Nov 30, 2017

Scouts Can #LightTheWorld Too

Once again this year the LDS Church is ushering in Christmas with a #LightTheWorld event that fits right in with a Scout’s Duty to God and Daily Good Turn. Each day in December until Christmas we will offer suggestions for your Pack or quorum that aligns with “25 Days, 25 Ways” part of the Church’s initiative.  […]

By Katelyn Kenedy
Nov 17, 2017

Applying Scout Spirit to Overcome Everyday Problems

This article is adapted from a story written by Michael Brucia Going into his sophomore year of high school, Michael Brucia held himself to the highest standard in his academic goals. Selecting three AP and two Honors classes, Michael didn’t realize he may have bitten off more than he could chew. Never having taken a […]

By Community Submission
Nov 12, 2017

How To Best Lead Our Youth (Even After Earning Their Eagle)

What interest would I, a 37 year-old female with no children, have in learning about the best practices regarding our 14-18 year-old young men?  As a female I have concern for the building of young men because one day a young man will be the spouse of my daughter, or the father of my grandchildren. […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Oct 17, 2017

Acting When Your Prayers Aren’t Answered

Have you ever prayed and expected Heavenly Father to answer your prayer right then and there in the way you were anticipating? Did you get off your knees and find yourself disappointed? You aren’t alone. Every day we pray for all kinds of things, but not all of our prayers are answered during our timetable or […]

By Mac McIntire
Aug 07, 2017

Thoughts on the New Teacher-Priest Activity Program

Mac McIntire is a dedicated Scouter who has posted more than 80 blogs at the LDS-BSA Relationship Blog. Each week I read his thought provoking articles with interest and I often repost part of something he writes. But this week you need to read his whole post, especially if you are still uptight about the future […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 09, 2016

Scouters’ Pledge to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Utah National Parks Council has recently published a pledge outlining the things Scouting programs in the area will do for youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This pledge includes promises to teach boys to recognize the hand of God in their lives, to create ‘mountaintop’ spiritual experiences, to prepare them […]

By Joel Hood
Dec 20, 2015

How Building a Testimony of Christ Prepared Me to Do My Duty

The Scout motto is “Be Prepared.” Our Scouts will hear this command hundreds, perhaps thousands of times during troop meetings, pow-wows, and camps. Yet the phrase has no meaning until we answer the question, “What must they be prepared for?”  Otherwise, the motto becomes a trite, boring tidbit that our young men must recite before […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]