Fellowship and Duty to God, a Bear Required Adventure
The Bear Den Leader guide says, “To practice their duty to God, Bear Scouts will have opportunities in this adventure to be good neighbors, reaching out in fellowship to people in their communities. They will experience the universal principle, common to many religions that we should treat others the way we want to be treated.”
Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and ways to complete them.
Complete the following requirements.
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.
Complete at least one of the following: A. Identify a person whose faith you admire, and discuss this person with your family. B. With a family member, provide service to a place of worship or a spiritual community, school, or community organization that puts into practice your ideals of duty to God and strengthens your fellowship with others. Complete at least one of the following: A. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not already done so. B. Make a list of things you can do to practice your duty to God as you are taught in your home or place of worship or spiritual community. Select two of the items and practice them for two weeks.
When I attended the Philmont training session for the new Cub Scout program, I heard a new term, participatory citizenship. It encompasses civic awareness and patriotism, service and stewardship. This topic was one of the organizing principles of the new Cub Scout program.
In the new program, a service project is included in a required adventure for every rank (and even some electives). Here are the requirements: Continue reading →