Bryan on Scouting

Duty to God becoming larger part of Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting

Scouts have always shown reverence for a higher power. It’s in our Scout Oath and Scout Law.

But soon, that Duty to God will be further incorporated into Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting.

Here’s the scoop from Mike Lo Vecchio of the BSA’s Content Management Team:

Cub Scouting

By the beginning of the 2015-2016 Scouting year, each Cub Scout rank will include a new family-based Duty to God adventure.

These requirements will NOT include a requirement that a Cub Scout earn his respective religious award.

Boy Scouting

Beginning in 2016 in Boy Scouts, Duty to God will be incorporated in the requirement to show Scout Spirit.

During the unit leader conference, the Scout will be asked what Duty to God means to him and how he demonstrates that duty.

Again, there will be no requirement for the Scout to earn his respective religious award.

More on the changes to Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting and Venturing

As always, let me direct you to the BSA’s Program Updates page for the latest materials on the exciting changes coming to Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting — and the changes already introduced in Venturing.