Arrow of Light Duty to God in Action Adventure
Adventure Goal: Learn about and practice the scout's religious faith.
Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least two others of your choice.
- Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
- Under the direction of your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, do an act of service for someone in your family, neighborhood, or community. Talk about your service with your family. Tell your family how it related to doing your duty to God.
- Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not done so already.
- With your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, discuss and make a plan to do two things you think will help you better do your duty to God. Do these things for a month.
- Discuss with your family how the Scout Oath and Scout Law relate to your beliefs about duty to God.
- For at least a month, pray or reverently meditate each day as taught by your family or faith community.
Ideas for Adventure Requirements:
- Have scouts complete requirements at home. Define time in a den meeting for scouts to share what they did for requirements #1 and #2.
Den Meeting Ideas for Duty to God in Action Adventure:
- Include Graces at your scout meals and snacks.
- Explain and promote the Religious Emblem award to scouts that have not earned it yet.
- Use Faith Service when planning campout services.
May 11, 2016 - Maribel
- Corrie ten Boom, Dutch Christian who, along with her family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during WWII. She was imprisoned for her actions. Movie - The Hiding Place
British Olympian Eric Liddell embraced duty to God throughout his life. Movie Chariots of Fire tells story of 1924 Olympics. Liddell, a devout Christian, learns that the race he is most likely to win will be held on Sunday. He boldly announces that he will not run on the Lordís day, despite pressure. He runs in differnt race on different day and wins Gold.
-Martin Luther King - Baptist Minister who was a prominent member of the Civil Rights Movement
-Louis Zamperini, former Boy Scout, (Movie & book - Unbroken) survived a harrowing experience, as a man of faith it helped him persevere.
Mahatma Gandhi - His dogged insistence in nonviolence principles in the face of extreme violence and his own likely death. His late work toward peace and religious pluralism was based on his beliefs that there are as many religions as people but one God present in all things.
Mother Teresa - founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor.
Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln's presidential speeches and letters, are filled with references to bible and use of prayer for God's guidance.
The intent is that earning one religious emblem should not be used to fulfill two adventures.
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