Baloo's Bugle

December 2007 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 14, Issue 5
January 2008 Theme

Theme: Cub Scout Car Show
Webelos: Fitness & Scientist
Tiger Cub Requirement 3


Duty to God Promotion Patch

I attended the Religious Emblems conference at the Philmont Training Center in 2006.  Mark Hazlewood, the Director of P.R.A.Y., led the conference.  It was great being with so many Scouters who wanted to help Scouts fulfill their Duty to God and become better in their faiths.  Mark and the organization at P.R.A.Y. have done a great job setting up this promotion effort.  Their website and the DVD have everything | scripts, slideshows, FAQs, and other stuff.  Lets get out there and make a difference.  CD

"Duty to God" is at the heart of the Scouting movement. Religious emblems reinforce this spiritual component and promote many of the values found in the Scouting program. The purpose of this "Duty to God Promotion Patch" is to encourage youth and adults to learn about and promote the religious emblems programs.

Requirements |

Youth and adults must:

  • Attend or coordinate a presentation or information seminar on religious emblems (sample resources and suggestions are available at ).
  • Make a commitment to fulfill their "Duty to God."

Here are some examples:

  • Adults can commit to having 50% of families participate in the religious emblems programs, nominating a worthy adult to be recognized with an adult religious award, serving as counselor in their local congregation, etc.
  • Youth can commit to earning the religious emblem of their faith at an appropriate time, making a presentation on religious emblems to another unit, helping younger Scouts earn their religious emblem, etc.

The Patch

  • The Duty to God Promotion Patch is a four-segment puzzle patch.
  • Only one segment will be offered in any given year.
  • Participants are encouraged to earn all four segments over a four-year span.
  • Visit to find out which patch is currently available.
  • Patches may be pre-ordered for distribution at the presentation/ information seminar.


The Duty to God Promotion DVD contains the resources to make a presentation on the religious emblems programs. These resources include the video "Promoting Duty to God (Religious Emblems)," Duty to God brochure/chart listing all religious emblems (No. 05-879), scripts (for presentations to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers), and Parent Handout.

Making a Presentation

  • Find scripts, videos, handouts, and other resources at
  •  Invite parents
  • Provide information on emblems of ALL faiths
  • Encourage Scouts to make a commitment to earn their religious emblem
  • Present the Duty to God Promotion Patch to participants

Call and talk to the "Religious Emblems People" today!

1-800-933-7729 or visit them at

Knot of the Month
Tiger Cub Den Leader Award and

Webelos Den Leader Knot


  • Complete one year as a registered Tiger Cub Den Leader.

Dates of service used to earn this award cannot be used to earn another key or award.


  • Complete "The New Tiger Cub Den Leader" Fast Start training.
  • Complete basic training for Tiger Cub Den Leaders.
  • Complete Youth Protection Training.
  • During your tenure for this award, participate in a Cub Scout leader pow wow or University of Scouting, or attend at least four roundtables.


Do all of the following:

  • Conduct a Tiger Cub roundup for your pack with at least five new Tiger Cub boy/adult teams recruited.
  • Contact the host team each month and provide support as needed for one year.
  • Coordinate Tiger Cub den participation in three Cub Scout pack activities each year.
  • Graduate a Tiger Cub den into Cub Scouting with at least 60 percent of the Tiger Cubs becoming Cub Scouts.
  • Report on the progress of Tiger Cub dens at 75 percent of pack leader meetings

For a scorecard to log your progress for this award, go to

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