Council Duty to God Award

The Scout Oath begins with “On my honor, I will do my best to do my Duty to God” and the Scout Law ends with “A Scout is Reverent”. Between these two mighty pillars, the rest of Scouting happens.

Across the nation and in your council are individuals who go above and beyond in their Duty to God. They, like those we recognize with the National Duty to God Award for their national impact, these are people impacting Scouts in their Duty to God in your council.

The Council Duty to God Award was created to recognize those registered Scouters who have demonstrated an exemplary history of transformational leadership in supporting and promoting the spiritual foundation of Scouting at the local Council level. It acknowledges the unswerving dedication to faith, fellowship, and service of those whose character embodies the moral principles and shared ideals of the Boy Scouts of America.

There are no restrictions on the number of nominations submitted to a local councils. Even so, a maximum of two Council Duty to God Awards per year may be awarded by 100 and 200 level councils and a maximum of one Council Duty to God Award per year may be awarded by 300, 400, and 500 level councils.

The Council Duty to God Award presentation should be conducted with the highest level of honor at a council event (such as the council’s Silver Beaver recognition) or a religious emblem ceremony for the recipient’s faith.  Each recipient should receive recognition worthy of the service rendered on Scouting’s behalf.

The award medal will be the same as the National Duty to God Award medal and but will suspended from a blue and white ribbon. A beautiful certificate will also be available through National Supply. The nomination form is available by clicking here. It will be available on and other BSA materials as updates are made.