Duty to God and You

Duty to God and You



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.


• 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.


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/


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.


  • 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.

Duty oGodandYou_DeclarationReligious

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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