Duty To God and Scouting. Saturday October 17, 2009. Objectives of this class:. 1. Understand the role of the Aaronic Priesthood Duty to God achievement award. 2. Demonstrate how Duty to God program and Scouting can increase the opportunities for young men to develop a “spiritual identity.”
Saturday October 17, 2009
1. Understand the role of the Aaronic Priesthood Duty to God achievement award.
2. Demonstrate how Duty to God program and Scouting can increase the opportunities for young men to develop a “spiritual identity.”
3. Consider the balance between program and the needs of the young men.
4. Provide tools/ideas/discussion to assist Bishops and Young Men leaders that will help the young men fulfill the requirements of Duty to God.
If done right - Duty to God and Scouting create opportunitieswhere “spiritual identity” can be developed.
Not just a combination of programs – but principles.
It’s about the young men, not the program
The most important people of influence are the bishop,parents, and mentors
Duty to God should be integrated throughout the YM program and beyond
Possibly… because this approach is too “linear”
YM President discuss Duty to God program during PPI with Bishop – how is it going?
Bishop discuss Duty to God with each young man during yearly interview – councilors to do the same in half-yearly interview.
Bishops take lead in recognition of DTG progress
Presidency meetings – Young Men Leaders and Quorum
Patrol Leaders Council (PLC)
Bishops Youth Council (BYC)
Aaronic Priesthood Committee (APC)
Ward Council and Priesthood Executive Committee (PEC)
Train home teachers/fathers in priesthood meetings and 5th Sunday discussions
Bishop’s Sunday Evening Discussion (BSED)
Bishops take the lead
Quarterly milestones – or some “regular recognition”
Recognized in priesthood opening exercises (deacon and teacher) and sacrament meeting (final award)
Special activity for meeting milestones
Find a pattern that works for your ward
Recognition reminds and motivates
Gospel Library – resource Materials