National Duty to God Medal

National Duty to God Award


Overview

The National Duty to God Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a history of exemplary and noteworthy service and leadership to faith, and a steadfast commitment in promoting religious duty in Scouting as essential for guiding the moral, spiritual, and social development of youth. This award embodies the expressions of faith, fellowship, and service of the individual awardee embracing the Boy Scouts of America’s spiritual and religious foundation. Open to all faith traditions recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, this award distinguishes those who have looked beyond their own faith to perpetuatethe legacy of a Scout’s duty to God through extraordinary leadership and service to youth.

Who Can Earn the Award?

The National Duty to God Award is conferred to no more than four nominees each year. Candidates are selected annually from nominations assembled from local councils and the membership in general. The requirements for nomination and selection are,

  • One must be currently enrolled as an active, participating adult member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Have ten or more years of leadership and service to Scouting and the candidate’s respective faith tradition.
  • Have received the Boy Scouts of America’s faith-appropriate adult religious emblem at the time of nomination, or a comparable recognition from the candidate’s religious organization.
  • Have a demonstrative, exemplary history of transformational, spiritual, moral, and ethical leadership, and edifying service in the advancement and promotion of a Scout’s duty to God.

Click here for the nominating application and more information on the National Duty to God Award

Presented by the Boy Scouts of America’s National Religious Relationships Support Committee annually at the National Annual Meeting in May of each year during the Duty to God breakfast event.


Page updated on: February 12, 2017



Scouts Using the Internet Cartoon - Courtesy of Richard Diesslin - Click to See More Cartoons
© 1994-2017 - U.S. Scouting Service Project | Site Map | Disclaimer | Project Team | Contact Us | Privacy Policy

Materials found at U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. Websites may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations. No material found here may be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP) or other copyright holders. USSSP is not affiliated with BSA or WOSM and does not speak on behalf of BSA or WOSM. Opinions expressed on these web pages are those of the web authors. You can support this website with in two ways: Visit Our Trading Post at www.ScoutingBooks.com or make a donation by clicking the button below.
(U.S. Scouting Service Project Donation)


(Ruth Lyons Memorial Donations)