RESOURCES OTHER RESOURCES ON THE WEB
* Note: At almost every Scouting meeting, members of the Boy Scouts of America recite a promise or oath pledging their duty to God and country:

I PROMISE TO LOVE GOD, MY FAMILY AND MY COUNTRY AND TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD
...............The Tiger Cub Promise

I PROMISE TO DO MY BEST TO DO MY DUTY TO GOD AND MY COUNTRY . . .
...............Exerpts from the Cub Scout Promise

ON MY HONOR I WILL DO MY BEST TO DO MY DUTY TO GOD AND MY COUNTRY . . .
...............Exerpts from the Boy Scout Oath

AS A VENTURER, I PROMISE TO DO MY DUTY TO GOD AND HELP STRENGTHEN AMERICA, ...
............... Exerpts from the Venturing Oath, BSA

How can you help a Scout understand his or her Duty to God and Country? Two Scouters from the National Capital Area Council decided they wanted to try to answer that question and in the process developed a huge resource book called A Scout's Duty to God and Country.

We are pleased to present that book online for your use in support of Scouting. Michael F. Bowman and James Bryant's A Scout's Duty to God and Country, 5th Edition, 1998 is a full length 256 page book that provides detailed information on the religious emblem programs authorized by the Boy Scouts of America, adult religious awards, related adult scouting associations, and more. The book also includes dozens of ideas for a Scout's Own service and lots of citizenship building information.

The book is copyrighted and will be available here for Scouters to use without any charge. However, the book may not be reproduced for commercial purposes without the prior consent of the authors and other copyright holders. The opinions expressed in the book are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Boy Scouts of America or the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Please use the links to the left to navigate to sections of this book or return here to use the links below.

    A SCOUT'S DUTY
    TO GOD AND COUNTRY


     TABLE OF CONTENTS


    PART 1: DUTY TO GOD - INTRO

    PART 2: DUTY TO GOD
    RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS


    PART 3: DUTY TO GOD
    PROGRAM RESOURCES


    Introduction

    Graces and Prayers

    Songs

    Religious Observances

    Scouters' Minutes

    Closings

    PART 4: DUTY TO COUNTRY

    Learning to be a Citizen

    Activities
    Respect for the Flag

    Ceremonies

    Scouters' Minutes
    APPENDICES
  1. International Views on Scouting and Religion

    1. Sir Robert Baden-Powell on Atheism and Scouting
    2. A Speech by the Chief of Gilwell Park in 1961
    3. Speeches of the Secretary General, World Organization of the Scout Movement 1993

  2. Boy Scouts of America Resolution - Reaffirmation of the Position of the Boy Scouts of America on "Duty to God"


  3. Boy Scouts of America Resolution - Reaffirmation of the Position of the Boy Scouts of America on "Duty to God"


  4. Religious Emblems Presented to BSA Members in 1994


  5. A Calendar of Major Religious Observances


  6. Bibliographic Information


Additional Note: Although limited quantities of earlier editions of the book were previously available from the authors at cost, hard copies of the book are no longer available.



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