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Duty to God and You

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Duty-oGodandYouToonRATIONALE FOR ADVENTURE

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. The BSA Statement of Religious Principle “maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God.” This adventure provides each Webelos Scout an opportunity to learn about and practice his religious faith.

webelosTAKEAWAYS FOR WEBELOS SCOUTS

• Learning about what duty to God means to you and your family.
• A Scout is reverent. [Webelos Character Compass]

ADVENTURE REQUIREMENTS (Webelos Handbook, page 50)

Do either requirement 1 OR requirement 2.

  1.  Earn the religious emblem of your faith for Webelos Scouts, if you have not already done so.

    BSA Religious Emblems
    BSA Religious Emblems
  2. Complete at least three of requirements 2a–2d:
    a. Help plan, support, or actively participate in a service of worship or reflection. Show reverence during the service.
    b. Review with your family or den members what you have learned about your duty to God.
    c. Discuss with your family, family’s faith leader, or other trusted adult how planning and participating in a service of worship or reflection helps you live your duty to God.
    d. List one thing that will bring you closer to doing your duty to God, and practice it for one month. Write down what you will do each day to remind you.

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

Webelos Scouts will fulfill the requirements for this adventure primarily at home. If a den or pack chooses to hold a Scout interfaith service, all members of the den or pack will need to assist or participate if the service will fulfill requirement 2a.

Your local council service center can help you and the families in your den learn more about the religious emblems program. Families can also visit www.praypub.org or www.scouting.org/filestore/
pdf/512-879_WB.pdf.

MeetingResources

Several of the requirements are reflective in nature. Invite Webelos to share faith-building experiences during the opening or closing parts of the den meeting.

“MY FAITH” QUIZ

  • Each Webelos Scout could create a list of interesting details about his faith of choice. The list might include common terms, favorite scriptural verses or text, and historical figures or current leaders in his faith tradition.
  • When he finishes the list, he will use it to create “My Faith” flash cards. He can then play a game with the cards, quizzing his family or den to demonstrate the knowledge he gained about his faith.

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Duty oGodandYouToonUpon completion of the Duty to God and You adventure, your Webelos Scouts will have earned the adventure pin shown here. Make sure they are recognized for their completion by presenting the adventure pins, to be worn on their uniforms, as soon as possible according to your pack’s tradition.

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