01 December 2016

Updated "Duty to God" Faith Requirements for Cub Scouts

The following "Duty to God" Adventures were updated by the Boys Scouts of America on November 30th, 2016. They are required Adventures for a Cub Scout to earn his rank of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light. They are not optional electives, but must be worked on and earned by the Cub Scout and his family. The old 2015 requirements can be found at https://orthodoxscouter.blogspot.com/2016/11/a-scout-is-reverent-religious.html.

1st Grade Tiger Cub Scout My Family's Faith Adventure: "Tiger Circles: Duty to God" requirements

  1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
  2. With a family member, attend a religious service or other activity that shows how your family expresses reverence for God.
  3. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age or grade. (Saint George Medal for Eastern Orthodox Christians in America)
  4. Help with a local service project and talk with your den or family about how helping others is part of our duty to God.
  5. With the approval of your parent/guardian, den leader, or other caring adult, think of and then carry out an act of kindness or respect that you think shows duty to God.

2nd Grade Wolf Cub Scout Footsteps of Faith Adventure: "Duty to God Footsteps" requirements

  1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
  2. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not already done so. (Saint George Medal for Eastern Orthodox Christians in America)
  3. Offer a prayer, meditation, or reflection with your family, den, or pack.
  4. Read a story about people or groups of people who came to America to enjoy religious freedom.
  5. Learn and chant or sing a song that could be sung in reverence before or after meals or one that gives encouragement, reminds you how to show reverence, demonstrates your duty to God.
  6. Visit a religious monument or site where people might show reverence. Create a visual display of your visit with your den or your family, and show how it made you feel reverent or helped you better understand your duty to God.

3rd Grade Bear Cub Scout Fellowship of Faith Adventure: "Fellowship and Duty to God" requirements

  1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
  2. Identify a person whose faith you admire, and discuss this person with your family.
  3. With a family member, provide service to a place of worship or a spiritual community, school, or community organization that puts into practice your ideals of duty to God and strengthens your fellowship with others.
  4. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not already done so. (Saint George Medal for Eastern Orthodox Christians in America)
  5. Make a list of things you can do to practice your duty to God as you are taught in your home or place of worship or spiritual community. Select two of the items and practice them for at least two weeks.

4th Grade Webelos Cub Scout Faith in Action Adventure: "Duty to God and You" requirements

  1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
  2. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not done so already. (Chi-Rho Medal for Eastern Orthodox Christians in America)
  3. Discuss with your family, family’s faith leader, or other trusted adult how planning and participating in a service of worship or reflection helps you live your duty to God.
  4. List one thing that will bring you closer to doing your duty to God, and practice it.

5th Grade Arrow of Light Faith in Action Cub Scout Adventure: "Duty to God in Action" requirements

  1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
  2. Under the direction of your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, do an act of service for someone in your family, neighborhood, or community. Talk about your service with your family. Tell your family how it related to doing your duty to God.
  3. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not done so already. (Chi-Rho Medal for Eastern Orthodox Christians in America)
  4. With your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, discuss and make a plan to do two things you think will help you better do your duty to God. Do these things for at least one month.
  5. Discuss with your family how the Scout Oath and Scout Law relate to your beliefs about duty to God.
  6. For at least a month, pray or reverently meditate each day as taught by your family or faith community.
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