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Duty to God Promotion Patch Series


To learn about and promote religious emblems


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


Both youth and adults of all faiths.

Patch Availability

August 2014-July 2015: Eagle
August 2015-July 2016: Mountain
August 2016-July 2017: Fish

(Repeating three year cycle)

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.orgExternal Link 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.


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