Duty to God Summer
Local Councils are
encouraged to implement Duty to God Scout Summer Camp Programs.
The rationale for this program comes from the youth portion of
the BSA Summer Camp Outcome Study, which revealed that 69% of
Scouts think about their relationship with God while at camp.
Duty to God has always been an integral part of the Scouting
program, and local councils are encouraged to support this
spiritual element of Scouting by implementing a Duty to God
Summer Camp Program. Please note that such a program must be
implemented by the local council. Check with your council to
find out if this program will be available in your summer camps.
Each council/camp will design its own patch to be sold in the
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eligibility and program requirements:
Below are some sample
resources used by councils that have implemented the
program was a huge success!!!! We had 300 + youth complete the
program and plan to do it again next year!!! Thanks! Greg W.
Leitch, Field Director, Great Smoky Mountain Council, BSA.
Click on the picture to see full image of
Liz Shelby, Capitol Area Council
Religious Relationships Committee, Austin, TX developed “merit badge cards” with
the Duty to God requirements on them. Scouts could check off the requirements as
they completed them. Liz Shelby also shared a devotion booklet developed by the
Capitol Area Council Religious Relationships Committee. Click on the
picture to see full image of the sample merit badge card.
Click on the links below for sample devotions created by
Capitol Area Council Religious Relationships Committee.