Tag Archives: Duty to God

Feature Scout Sign Oath
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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]