Duty to God
Scout Sunday & Scout Sabbath
The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. However, each chartered organization can use either of two other options to celebrate this special day. An organization can adopt a specific Sunday to celebrate. In the instance of the United Methodist Church, Scout Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in February. It also is permissible for a local church to celebrate on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation. Learn more about Scout Sunday at the National BSA site.
Scout Sabbath offers an opportunity for worshippers to honor Scouts and Scouters, as well as to learn more themselves about the value of Scouting as a youth program chartered to a Jewish organization. It gives a rabbi a framework to address Scouts directly, in addition to speaking about Scouting to the congregation.
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Duty to God Encampment
Each fall the Atlanta Area Council offers a weekend campout dedicated to the religious duties of Scouting. There, Scouts will learn about several of the world's religions, how to conduct a worship service for your unit, get an overview of the Religious Emblems, play games, and enjoy fellowship.
Religious Emblems & Awards