Tag Archives: Duty to God

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 [...]

Duty to God
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aug 10, 2014

Teach the Cadence and the Meaning of the Scout Oath

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. As a young Boy Scout, I learned the Scout Oath. I recited it each week with the following cadence breaks: On my honor, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CapturingScouting feature
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 [...]

Carl Bloch
By Heidi Sanders
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 [...]

Monson
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 31, 2013

Transferred Learning: Duty to God in Action

Duty to God in Action 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 them, and help them see the connection between what they’re doing in the mechanical and how it relates to the moral. Duty to God is not a [...]

Duty to God II
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 31, 2013

Duty to God the Key to Solving Social Issues

The Road to Manhood Sometimes we forget that we are part of a like-minded faith-based society —  that the precepts embodied in the scout oath, are generally regarded and respected in our culture.  Recent studies indicate that 80% of Americans believe in heaven and 73% believe God has a plan for them.[7] That notwithstanding, boy scouts [...]

Duty to God
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 31, 2013

Duty to God – A Sure 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 [...]

Feature
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 23, 2013

Scouting: A Pillar Supporting the Priesthood

The Aaronic Priesthood has been blessed by its relationship with Scouting. The same can be true for you. Editor’s Note: The partnership of the Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting stretches back nearly a century, since Scouting started in the U.S. in 1910 and in the Church in 1913. Aaronic Priesthood bearers can use Scouting as an [...]

Robert Hales
By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Oct 23, 2013

Elder Hales Encourages Scouts to Earn Their Duty to God

“I promise you that [Duty to God] will provide you with a living testimony that will sustain you throughout your life,” Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said in an article in the November 2001Ensign. “Where available, Scouting can also help you in this effort,” he said. “Some of the [...]