National Duty to God Award

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For further information on the National Duty to God Award or nominating process, contact Gene Butler at [email protected].
National Duty to God Award

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The National Duty to God Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a history of exemplary and noteworthy service and leadership to faith, and a steadfast commitment in promoting religious duty in Scouting as essential for guiding the moral, spiritual, and social development of youth. This award embodies the expressions of faith, fellowship, and service of the individual awardee embracing the Boy Scouts of America’s spiritual and religious foundation. Open to all faith traditions recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, this award distinguishes those who have looked beyond their own faith to perpetuate the legacy of a Scout’s duty to God through extraordinary leadership and service to youth.

Who Can Earn the Award?

The National Duty to God Award is conferred to no more than four nominees each year. Candidates are selected annually from nominations assembled from local councils and the membership in general. The requirements for nomination and selection are:

  • One must be currently enrolled as an active, participating adult member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Have ten or more years of leadership and service to Scouting and the candidate’s respective faith tradition.
  • Have received the Boy Scouts of America’s faith-appropriate adult religious emblem at the time of nomination, or a comparable recognition from the candidate’s religious organization.
  • Have a demonstrative, exemplary history of transformational, spiritual, moral, and ethical leadership, and edifying service in the advancement and promotion of a Scout’s duty to God.

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