Duty to God

Contact Information

Kathleen Affa
Protestant Relations Chair

Faith Based Scouting Resources

Scouting in Protestant Churches - BSA
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Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting
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National Episcopal Scouters Association (NESA)
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National Association of United Methodist Scouting (NAUMS)
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The Association of African Methodist Episcopal Scouts
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The Association of Baptist for Scouting (ABS)
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The National Lutheran Association on Scouting
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The National Association of Presbyterian Scouters
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The National Association of Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ)
Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Campfire Leaders
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Additional Resources

US Scouting Service Project (USSSP) - Scouts Own
This website is a great resource for Scouts Own Services.
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Scouting Magazine - A Family Magazine
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Scouting News
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The Way It Was
Find out how religious organizations played a key role in Scouting.
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Chaplain Aide

Does your troop have a Chaplain Aid? Did you know that a Chaplain Aide is a troop position that qualifies as a leadership position? If your troop has a Chaplain Aide what are his responsibilities?

To find out more about the Chaplain Aide program see the following websites: 05-216 and Chaplain Aide.

Scout Sundays

Did your church have a Scout Sunday this month? Please let us know if you did. And if you did—what your church does for Scout Sunday, how did it go?
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When responding to the above—please provide your name and troop number, the church you attend, and if your troop is sponsored by the church.



The God and Country Religious Awards Program Series

The God and Country Religious Awards Program Series is a religious education program for the Protestant churches*. The program is run by the church and is available to all youth grades 1 through 12 regardless if they are in a Scouting program or not.

The program helps young people to develop a deeper relationship with God and to understand how God is active in their lives and in the world around them.

There are four-levels of the award that may be earned. Though each level may be earned only once, youth are encouraged to earn all four levels of the God and Country Award Series. The award levels are as follows:

God and Me—Grades 1-3
God and Family—Grades 4 and 5
God and Church—Grades 6—8
God and Life—Grades 9-12

When a youth earns all four levels, the youth may apply for the—
Four Star Recipient Award

For more information about the program see the P.R.A.Y. website identified below.
Programs of Religious Activities for Youth—P.R.A.Y.

P.R.A.Y. is a not for profit organization formed with representatives from Protestant and Independent Christian Churches and national youth agencies such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire USA, and American Heritage Girls.

*The following is a partial listing of the denominations that use the God and Country series: African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Assembly of God, Baptist churches, Church of God, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Lutheran churches, Nazarene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian churches, Reformed churches, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist churches.

Prepared. For Life