Supporting Duty to God at the Local Level

Lead by the National Lutheran Association on Scouting, this Zoom class was taught during the 2020 Virtual Interfaith Week hosted by the National Religious Relationships Committee.

Description: #3 of three presentations providing an overview of incorporation of the value of Duty to God in the Scouting Programs. Initiatives from the top level bear fruit as they are applied to the local programs. This presentation discusses activities at the Council and unit level that promote Duty to God. These include establishment of Council Religious Relationships Committees, Council sponsored events such as faith retreats, 10 Commandment hikes, and recognition dinners honoring Scouts who are awarded the Religious Emblems, the recruiting of chaplains for Council camps and District events, and encouraging units in use of Chaplain and Chaplain Aide positions and participation in position training for Chaplains and Chaplain Aides. Councils can improve the utilization of the Religious Emblems using the Religious Emblems Coordinator positions at the Council, District and Unit levels. Many of the faith group Scouting liaison organizations provide support at the local as well as national level in activities such as promoting and recognizing the Religious Emblems, and promoting Scout Sunday activities. Specific activities from certain Councils and the National Lutheran Association on Scouting will be cited as examples.

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