Duty to God Promotion Patch


Purpose:
To learn about and promote religious emblems

Requirements:
Attend or make a presentation on religious emblems
and make a commitment to Duty to God

Eligibility:
Both youth and adults of all faiths

For more information:
Full Color Puzzle Patch Brochure
Duty to God Resources DVD
Printable Order Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Price Discounts
Duty to God Patch T-Shirt
Commemorative Patch - *Special Limited Edition
Donate to this Program

Order Duty to God Patches
 

Presentation Resources:

View Video

Cub Scout Script
Cub Scout Slide Presentation

Patch Availability

August 2013-July 2014: Fish
August 2014-July 2015: Eagle
August 2015-July 2016: Mountain

(Repeating three year cycle)

Boy Scout Script
Boy Scout Slide Presentation

Venturer Script
Venturer Slide Presentation

Round Table Presentation (10 minutes)

Pow Wow / University of Scouting Training (50 minutes)
Pow Wow / University of Scouting Training Slide Presentation
Promoting Duty To God Game

Duty to God Brochure

Dear Parent Handout

DVD (containing all the resources listed above)

Postcard (*PDF Format)

Poster (*PDF Format, large file may take a few minutes to view, save to disk and take to print center to have printed in poster size (16" x 20") format)

 

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Duty to God Promotion
Patch Requirements

“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:

1.  Attend or coordinate a presentation or information seminar on religious emblems (sample resources and suggestions are available at www.praypub.org or order the DVD below).

2.  Make a commitment to fulfill their “Duty to God”.  For example:

 

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, helping to establish a religious emblems program in their local congregation, etc.

Adults can commit to having 50% of families participate in the religious emblems programs, commit to nominating a worthy adult to be recognized with an adult religious award, serving as counselor in their local congregation, etc.

Patch


The Duty to God Promotion Patch is a four-segment puzzle patch with 8 to 10 colors per segment and is 100% embroidered.  Only one segment will be offered in any given year along with the anchor segment with the Scout kneeling.  Participants are encouraged to earn all four segments over a four year span.  Patches may be pre-ordered for distribution at the presentation / information seminar.


Full Color Duty to God Promotion Patch Brochure/Poster

 

View PDF and Print this Brochure / Order Form        

 

 

 

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DVD


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 (SKU #512879), scripts (for presentations to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers), and Parent Handout.  Please read our DVD Notice before ordering.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What is the purpose of the Duty to God Promotion Patch?  

The purpose of this patch is to encourage youth and adults to learn about and promote the religious emblems programs.

2.  Can both youth and adults earn this patch?

Yes. Both youth and adults may earn this patch.

3.  Is this patch for all faiths?

Yes. This patch requires that you promote the religious emblems programs of all faiths. A person from any religious background may earn this patch.

4.  What are the requirements?

You are required to: 1) attend or make a presentation on religious emblems, and 2) make a commitment to Duty to God.

5.  What does it mean to "make a commitment to Duty to God"?

At the end of your presentation on religious awards, Scouts and leaders will be asked to make a commitment to fulfill their Duty to God. This means that you do not have to wait until you have earned your religious emblem in order to receive this patch. Making a commitment to Duty to God can mean talking to your clergy about earning your religious emblem, presenting information to your congregation, helping younger Scouts learn about religious emblems, etc.

6.  When  can I order the Duty to God Promotion Patch?

You may order patches at any time.  You may pre-order the patches to distribute them at your presentation.

7.  How do I make a presentation?

There are free resources available at www.praypub.org. These resources include scripts, slide presentations, a video on religious emblems, and parent handouts. These resources are also packaged as a DVD available for $5.00 from P.R.A.Y. 

8.  Does this patch replace the square knot?

No. The Duty to God Promotion Patch indicates that you have learned about the religious emblems programs. The Universal Religious Square Knot indicates that you have earned your religious emblem. The two patches are completely different and not to be confused with each other.

9.  Where is it worn on the uniform?

The Duty to God Promotion Patch is a temporary patch and is worn on the button of the right shirt pocket.

10.  Does the Scout Shop carry these patches?

No. The Duty to God Promotion Patch is administered by P.R.A.Y. and is only available through P.R.A.Y.

11.  If I want to order patches for my unit, will I get a price discount?

Yes. Quantity price breaks are available for larger orders when purchasing the same style patch:

1-15  patches @ $3.00 each
16-30 patches @ $2.75 each
31-49 patches @ $2.50 each
50-99 patches @ $2.25 each
100 + patches @ $2.00 each

12.  If a Scout just recently earned his religious emblem, does he qualify for this Duty to God Promotion Patch?

Yes. A Scout who just recently earned a religious emblem may receive a Duty to God Promotion Patch. However, in the following years, in order to receive the next segment of the Duty to God Promotion Patch, he will either have to earn another religious emblem (or help make a presentation on religious emblems to another group).

13.  Why is this a four-segment puzzle patch?

The intent of the puzzle patch is to encourage leaders to make presentations on the religious emblems every year.

14.  What is the anchor patch?

The kneeling Scout segment is the anchor patch and it will always be the first segment that a Scout receives.  It is the anchore around which all other segments will be added.  This patch will be available every year regardless of the rotation.

15.  Is there a designated second, third and fourth segment?

No.  A rotation is in place, but the year you start will determine which segment you will acquire for the second, third and fourth segments (i.e. you will acquire the segments in a different order depending on the year you start).  Visit www.praypub.org to find out which patch is currently available.

16.  I make presentations at Pow Wows and Round Tables every year. Can I hand out patches to the leaders at these trainings?

Yes. The Duty to God Promotion Patch may be distributed at adult trainings to encourage leaders to make presentations to their own units.

17.  Is this a BSA program?

No, this is a P.R.A.Y. program created to promote Duty to God to members of the BSA.

Click here for a printable version.


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Duty to God Promotion Patch T-Shirt

P.R.A.Y. is offering a limited supply of Duty to God T-shirts.  Order your shirt while supplies last! 


The navy blue T-shirt features the puzzle patch on the back and “Duty to God” on the front left chest. These are the same T-shirts that were worn by the Religious Emblems Course participants at Philmont Training Center. The shirts were so well received that P.R.A.Y. decided to make a limited quantity available. Plan to wear your shirt while making a Duty to God presentation to your units!


Limited supply available.   
 

T-Shirt Front Design

T-Shirt Back Design


 

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Special Collector's Patch

500 special edition patches will be available.  This patch also has 8 to 10 colors per segment and is 100% embroidered but stands out with its Gold Metallic border.  These will only be available online. Click here for more information.

 


 

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Donate to this Program

If you believe that this program will make a difference and would like to make a contribution towards its success, please use this contribution form to make a donation.  Please indicate on this form to designate your contribution to the Duty to God Patch Program. 

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