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...

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...
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Diverse Worldwide Religions Teach Scouts to Have Faith in God

Jamboree last July was full of surprises, but the one that caught me most off guard was participant interest in duty to God. The Jamboree had been open a couple of days when I...
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Scouting Chaplain Saves the Day at Jamboree 2017

Imagine going to one of the nation’s top youth events with one your friends and then getting lost in the crowd. You’re by yourself as thousands of others your age pass by you, and...

How Realizing God on a Daily Basis Can Help You Find Your Path

I had the amazing opportunity to help interview Eagle Scout, Richard K. of Charleston, South Carolina who was attending his first Jamboree at the age of 54. When the Coast Guard asked for volunteers...