What is Duty to God?
The Cub Scout program at the Basilica of Saint Mary is part of the Parish’s Youth Apostolate. As a Catholic Scouting program, we use the programs of the Boy Scouts of America in conjunction with the Parish’s ministry to youth. The program functions the same as any other BSA program with added emphasis on developing a youth’s character around Gospel values. Den Leaders are encouraged to incorporate religious activities (see the link to NCCS Religious Activities below) and prayer into each meeting. Pack meetings set a faith-centered tone by starting each meeting in prayer. Religious Emblem programs are offered yearly for our Catholic Scouts and are open to Scouts of other faiths. In addition to our Cub Scout Program, we encourage active participation by our Scouts in the full life of our Parish.
Pack 301 Prayer
Loving Father, I stand before you in the midst of life.
My future sometimes seems distant and unknown.
Give me, O Lord, the vision to see the path you set before me.
Grant me the courage to follow Your way, that through the gifts and talents
You have given me, I may bring Your life and Your love to others.
ask this through the intercession of St. George,
the patron of Scouting and through Your Son, Jesus Christ.
The Scout Law
The Scout Law is a guiding light to millions of boys and young adults throughout the world today, but the principles of the law have been brought to us from ancient days.
The Scout Oath
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. (Psalm 25:10)
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country.