USSSP: A Scout's Duty to God and Country

RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS)

Where to Find Current Information?

CURRENT INFORMATION

The program material for "That of God," "Spirit of Truth" and the "Friends Emblem" were all updated May of 2011.   Information for all three of these religious emblems is available at http://www.quakerscouting.org or via email from clerk@quakerscouting.org.  

 




The content below is from the original book, A Scouts Duty to God and Country, and is no longer current. Is being retained for archival purposes only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH EMBLEMS:

 

      TIGER CUBS                                               None                  

      CUB SCOUTS                                              That of God

      WEBELOS SCOUTS                                    That of God

      BOY SCOUTS                                              Spirit of Truth

      SCOUTS/EXPLORERS (14 & OLDER)        Spirit of Truth

 

ADULT AWARDS:                                        Friends

 

ABOUT THE EMBLEMS:

        

That of God:  The That of God emblem was developed and administered by the Friends Committee on Scouting (FCS) , a program of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas.  The "That of God" and "Spirit of Truth" youth award packets are currently available for download from www.quakerscouting.org. The P.R.A.Y. website will redirect you to this website for the youth packets. The "Adult Friend" application and award information is available from the P.R.A.Y. website www.praypub.org.  Scouts working on this religious emblem program will learn more about their own faith as they explore the following topics:

 

1.   All About Me:

 

      a.   Personal Data

      b.   What am I like?

 

2.   All About My Family: 

 

      a.   Who we are, including relatives

      b.   Family work

      c.   Family sharing

      d.   My friends

 

 

3.   All About My Monthly Meeting

 

      a.   About the Church/meeting place

      b.   Beliefs about God, love, people, etc.

      c.   Famous Friends

      d.   About being a Quaker

     

Spirit of TruthThe "That of God" and "Spirit of Truth" youth award packets are currently available for download from www.quakerscouting.org. The P.R.A.Y. website will redirect you to this website for the youth packets. The "Adult Friend" application and award information is available from the P.R.A.Y. website www.praypub.org. The Spirit of Truth emblem Scouts working on this religious emblem program will learn more about their own faith as they explore the following topics:

 

1.   Part I

 

      a.   Word

            1]   Summarize one book of the Bible

            2]   Tell story of one personality in the Old Testament and one in the New Testament

            3]   How God speaks today

     

      b.   Worship

            1]   Regular attendance

            2]   Experience a Meeting

            3]   Know God Experimentally

 

      c.   Witness

            1]   12 Countries where Friends are

            2]   6 Colleges

            3]   Cooperation with other faiths

 

2.   Part II

 

      a.   Word

            1]   Queries

            2]   Read a chapter from the Book of Discipline or Faith & Practice        

            3]   Write a brief biographic sketch of yourself

 

      b.   Worship

            1]   Attendance

            2]   Monthly Business Meeting

            3]   Explain That of God in every one

 

      c.   Witness

            1]   Outline Religious Society of Friends

            2]   How to best fulfill own responsibility

            3]   Help your monthly meeting/church

            4]   Attend Quarterly Meeting (area or regional)

 

 

 

3.   Part III

 

      a.   Word

            1]   Describe testimonies

            2]   History and Activities of your Meeting

            3]   Book by a Quaker author or on Quakerism

 

      b.   Worship    

            1]   Continue to attend meetings

            2]   Religious Society of Friends vs. Political Society

            3]   Sacramental Rites

 

      c.   Witness

            1]   Research 6 Friends Groups

            2]   Attend one session each yearly

            3]   Service Project over a three month period

 

                       

SCOUTING ORGANIZATIONS:

 

      Friends Committee on Scouting                                              

      Dr. Clarence Cunningham, Chairman

      924 W. Lakeridge Avenue

      Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075

      1-405-372-5892

 

Membership in the Friends Committee on Scouting is very inexpensive and gets you, among other things, a very well-written newsletter, Scouting among  Friends.  Membership information is           available from:

 

FCS Membership Clerk

Sandra Moyer

19046 Rena Avenue

Jenkintown, PA  19111

1-610-874-3377.

 

RESOURCES:

 

      Friends Committee on Scouting, That of God Emblem for Young Friends in the Second through Fifth Grades Enrolled in Cub Scouts or Girl Scouts/Guides (1989).

 

      Friends Committee on Scouting, The Spirit of Truth Emblem for Young Friends in the Sixth through Twelfth Grades Who Are Involved in Boy Scout, Exploring, or Girl Scout/Guide Programs (1991).

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO WRITE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Friends Committee on Scouting

Luanne Hagee, Clerk

clerk@quakerscouting.org

 

 


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