Duty to God

Every Scout Promise and Oath includes the phrase “Duty to God.” Belief in a higher being is essential to understanding our place in this world.

Scouts of all ages can earn their emblem of faith: Religious Emblems information on Scouting.org.

Resources are available to help you include Duty to God in your Unit’s program. Short prayer services called “Scouts Own” are common on campouts and outings. Many units begin or end their meetings with a short blessing.

The Fox River District supports those units who uphold and practice their Duty to God. Please find information below on faith based programs available in our council and local contacts who can help you with your own faith program:

Catholic Committee on Scouting
Milwaukee Archdiocese Catholic Committee on Scouting
Pope Paul VI National Unit Recognition
National Catholic Committee on Scouting
1325 West Walnut Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079

National Lutheran Association of Scouters
The Lutheran Recognition of Excellence Award
The National Lutheran Association of Scouters
8520 MacKenzie Road
Saint Louis, MO 63123-3453

National Association of United Methodist Scouters
Bishop’s Award of Excellence
National Association of United Methodist Scouters
Office of Scouting YES Ministries
P.O. Box 859
Nashville, TN 37202-0859

Association of Baptists for Scouting
Baptist Unit Award of Excellence
Order Item # 77-328
Association of Baptists for Scouting
1325 West Walnut Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079

National Jewish Committee on Scouting
Frank L. Weil Memorial Unit Recognition Award
National Jewish Committee on Scouting
1325 West Walnut Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079

National Association of Presbyterian Scouters
Presbyterian Unit Award of Excellence
National Association of Presbyterian Scouters
Unit Award Committee
P.O. Box 112087
Carrollton, TX 75011-2087

Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
190 Bedford Ave Suite 23
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Tel: 516-868-4050