father's day

Father’s Day: Celebrating Dad, Nature, and Spirituality

On this Father's Day, Jake has been thinking about his dad Mike and pondering the great moments they shared growing up. Some of the best moments he can recall have something to do with...
chaplain's minute

When Trials Come, Welcome Them – A Chaplain’s Minute

Camp Chaplains have been around for decades. Their purpose is to be a friend to the Scouts and leaders and to contribute to their spiritual welfare and growth. As the chaplain, by virtue of position...

Religious Emblems of Scouting: a Way to Fulfill Your Duty to God

In the Boy Scouts of America, everyone makes a commitment to live the Scout Oath. The very first line of the Scout Oath reads "On my honor, I will do my best to do...
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Order of the Arrow SURGE Helps LDS Scouts

It is called SURGE:  “Supporting Units through Really Great Elections.” The initiative was started last year to boost the activity by units chartered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Scouting’s National...

Scout Sunday, Scout Sabbath, Scout Jumah: How Will You Celebrate?

For some Scouting is a wonderful hobby, for others, it is their way of life. Combine a passion for Scouting with a passion for duty to God, and you have Scout Sunday. The tradition of...

Thomas S. Monson: A True Lifetime Scouter

Thomas S. Monson, Lifetime Scouter   On January 2nd, 2018 Thomas S. Monson, 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a 48-year member of the National Executive Board of the Boy...

Is There Still Room for God in Today’s BSA?

Scouting has a plethora of opportunities for youth to learn and grow into strong adults. Youth can learn about different career paths, experience the outdoors, learn good financial practices and much more. Another character...
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Scouts Everywhere #LightTheWorld as Messengers of Peace

The LDS Church's#LightTheWorld event fits nicely into the World Scout Movement's Messengers of Peace. Each day for the next 25 days Scouts can get ideas from this site to plan their Daily Good Turn or holiday Duty...

Catholic Scouting Committee Applauds Adding Girls, Other Catholics Not So Enthusiastic

Although the Boy Scouts of America has been offering co-ed options for Exploring and Venturing programs since 1971, the BSA's new decision to invite girls to join Cub Scout packs (ages 6-11) and to...

Duty to God is Essential to Scouting

The connection between a youth's duty to God has long been one of Scouting's tenets. The first Boy Scouts of America Handbook for Boys, published over a century ago, stated, “No boy can grow into the...