Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cub Scouts and Faith in God Correlation

The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ said this about the Faith in God program: "We encourage you to learn and live the gospel, serve others, and use the talents Heavenly Father has given you to learn and do many good things. Earning the Faith in God Award will help you become the kind of person you would like to be and the person Heavenly Father knows you can become."

The book also says, "Children may work on the activities at home, with their family, or at Primary activity days. In countries where Scouting is part of the Church program, boys work on Faith in God along with Cub Scouting."

Here is a link to the booklet for the Faith in God for Boys program.

Here is a link to a video on that helps explain how Faith in God and Scouting work hand in hand.

If you are a Cub Scout, you can also earn the Scouting Religious Square Knot patch. To do this, complete all the activities with the knot icon next to them.

Note:  In older versions of the Faith in God for Boys booklet, they had some different requirements such as helping plan a quarterly activity.  They removed that requirement and added the one about reading the twelfth article of faith.  Please make sure you are aware of the current requirements. On, you can find the accurate information if you click on the chapter titles but the PDF files are not updated for some reason.  We have contacted church headquarters about the discrepancy.

Here are some links about the new Duty to God requirements involved with Cub Scouting.
New Cub Scout and Boy Scout requirements explore duty to God (from Scouting magazine)

A Utah Blog that explains the Religious Emblem/Faith in God/Duty to God in Cub Scouting and the LDS church. (Contains the helpful explanation posted below as well as correlations between Cub Scouting and Faith in God.  FYI There is one mistake on the correlation sheet in regards to the religious knot.  They put it next to the Word of Wisdom requirement instead of by the Joseph Smith FHE one.)

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