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Recognized as a part of the Boy Scouts of America in 1913, Scouting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints works to provide leisure-time activities, particularly along spiritual and cultural lines, for the young men of the Church.

The Scouting unit within the Church is an extension of the home and Church and functions as an integral part of the Church’s activity program.

When properly implemented, Scouting and Duty to God strengthen faith in Jesus Christ, character, relationships, and skills. In addition, they provide opportunities for young men to develop abilities that are essential to the priesthood ministry to which they are called, such as leading and serving.

 

Faith in God Award

Purpose

  • Highlights a young boy’s commitment to God.

Eligibility

  • Young boys ages eight to 11

Requirements

  • All requirements listed below must be completed prior to the boy’s twelfth birthday. For boys that are Cub Scouts, certain activities within the Faith in God requirements will qualify them to receive the Scouting Religious square knot patch.

Faith in God Award BookletExternal Link

Duty to God Award

Purpose

  • Strengthens young men spiritually and helps them accomplish the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood.

Eligibility

  • Three two-year programs become available once a young man is of age:

Requirements

  • For each level, the young man must complete the following items within the two-year period.

Awarding Process

  • When a youth completes a certificate program, he will be awarded the Duty to God certificate for the individual program. If a youth completes all three (deacon, teacher, priest), he will receive the Duty to God award.
Duty to God BookletExternal Link

On My Honor Award Boy Scout

Purpose

  • Recognizes young men for their achievements in Scouting and the Duty to God program.

Eligibility

  • Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, or Venturers

Requirements

  • To receive the award, the young man must:
    • Complete the requirements for one of the Duty to God certificates (deacon, teacher, or priest).
    • Achieve the Scouting rank of Star in the United States, or the equivalent Scouting award in other countries.

    Wearing the Award

    • May be worn also with the religious square knot patch.

    On My Honor BookletExternal Link

    On My Honor Award for Adults

    Purpose

    • Recognize Scout leaders for leadership achievement in Scouting.

    Eligibility

    • Scouting leaders of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-sponsored Scouting unit who are at least 21 years of age.

    Requirements

    • To receive the award, Scouting leaders must:
      • Complete basic training for Scouting leaders.
      • Have served a minimum of three years in the Aaronic Priesthood or Primary.
      • Be thoroughly familiar with the Aaronic Priesthood or Primary program, as shown in an interview with the bishop.
      • Be worthy, as shown in an interview with the bishop.

      Wearing the Award

      • May be worn also with the religious square knot patch.
      On My Honor Adult BookletExternal Link