Duty to God


Scout Oath

Scout Law

On my honor I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my country 
and to obey the Scout Law;
to help other people at all times;
to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is
  • Trustworthy
  • Loyal
  • Helpful
  • Friendly
  • Courteous
  • Kind
  • Obedient
  • Cheerful
  • Thrifty
  • Brave
  • Clean
  • Reverent
Religious Emblem- Youth
Religious Emblem- Youth
Religious Emblem- Adult
Religious Emblem- Adult

Resource Materials

Duty to God Patch Program

Religious Emblems
To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.
Interfaith Worship Service
This sample Interfaith Worship Service was extracted from the Troop Program Resource CD published in 1999.
Scout Sunday Observance
The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.

The Roles of the Troop Chaplain and the Chaplain Aide

Manual for Chaplain Aides and Chaplains
This manual will orient volunteers to the duties, responsibilities, and opportunities of chaplaincy service in Boy Scout troops.
Association of Baptists for Scouting
The St. George Emblem
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting awards this emblem to members of the laity and clergy who have made outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youth in Scouting.
Jewish Community Resources
The National Jewish Committee on Scouting offers strong support to the Scouting program. This page brings together many of the resources for specific to the Jewish Community to help fulfill their Duty to God within the Scouting program.

Welcome to P.R.A.Y.

P.R.A.Y.'s mission is to encourage the spiritual growth of young people. Browse our web page to locate the religious growth programs recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and Camp Fire USA and discover ways to promote these programs and to build partnerships between the religious community and the national youth agencies.

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