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Cub Scouting and the LDS Faith in God Program

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) supports Cub Scouting.  In fact, the church is the BSA's largest chartered organization with over 10,000 Cub Scout packs across the country.

According to the Scouting Handbook for Church Units
in the United States, “Scouting can help young men and boys enhance close relationships with their families and the Church while developing strong and desirable traits of character, citizenship, and physical and mental fitness.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has its own  activity program, Faith in God, designed for children ages 8 through 11.  If a child completes all of the requirements, they will earn the LDS Faith in God award.

There are many Cub Scouting activities that also fulfill requirements in the Faith in God program.  This is especially true with the emphasis on duty to God in the 2015 Cub Scout adventure program.

To ensure that the boys are getting proper credit for their activities, Annaleis Smith and the Utah National Parks Cub Scout Task Force created a document listing the possible correlations between the two programs.  They kindly agreed to let me share it with you.

Click on the link below to download the document.

Correlations between the Faith in God and Cub Scout Programs

Feel free to share with others!  I hope you find this helpful.

A big thank you goes to the Utah National Parks Cub Scout Task Force for allowing me to share this!

Yours in Scouting,

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[…] This isn’t the first time that Annaleis has allowed me to share one of her resources.  She was on a task force for her council that found correlations between the LDS Faith in God program and the Cub Scout program. You can get a copy of their document here. […]