Rationale for Adventure

This adventure will help Tigers understand what duty to God means in Scouting, and also what it means for them and their families.

Takeaways for Cub Scouts

  • With their adult partner, discovering their family’s faith
  • Beginning to strengthen their faith together with other family members
  • Observing different ways a person can be reverent
  • A Scout is reverent. [Tiger Character Compass]

Adventure Requirements (Tiger Handbook, page 56)

  1. With your adult partner, find out what duty to God means to your family.
  2. Find out what makes each member of your family special.
  3. With your family, make a project that shows your family’s beliefs about God.
  4. Participate in a worship experience or activity with your family.

NOTES TO DEN LEADER

This adventure is primarily a family-based adventure. If you would like to hold a portion of it during a den meeting, here is a meeting plan to help you do so.

See the Appendix for optional den meeting activities, including openings, gatherings, and closings.

HouseGamesTigersPlayDo-at-Home Project Reminder:


For Meeting 1, ask each Tiger, with his adult partner, to collect items from home representing his family’s faith. Before the meeting, remind Tigers to bring these items to share with the den if they choose. Requirement 4 will be completed by each family on its own.

 Preparation and Materials Needed

  • U.S. and den flags
  • Materials for Tigers to make a banner, flag, or coat of arms, including scissors, glue, fabric, paper, and any other items suitable for the project
  • Items brought from home by each Tiger and his adult partner representing their family’s faith and the unique gifts and talents of their family members
  • Read the My Family’s Duty to God adventure in the Tiger Handbook.

Gathering

Have the Tigers display any items that they have brought from home to represent their faith, gifts, or talents.

Opening

  • Conduct a flag ceremony of your choosing that includes the Pledge of Allegiance and, as appropriate, the Scout Oath and Scout Law. If desired, include a prayer or moment of reflection.

Talk Time

  • Carry out business items for the den.
  • Remind Tigers and adult partners that requirement 4 will be completed by each family on its own.
  • Allow time for each Tiger to share about something he brought to the den meeting or to tell everyone something about his family’s duty to God or unique gifts or talents (requirements 1 and 2).

Activities

? Activity 1: Create a Family Banner (Requirement 3)

Materials:

  • Flag material (muslin works well), 2 feet by 3 feet (small) or 3 feet by 4 feet (large)
  • Poles or sticks
    — Make a casing (sew or tape) along the sides of the material to fit the poles (or sticks)
  • Acrylic paintsJacksonFamily
  • Markers
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Cups for water
  • Table covers
  • Markers
  • Foam stickers

Closing

  • Lead the Tigers and adult partners in the Scout Oath:

On my honor I will do my best                                                  . . . and my country and to obey the
To do my duty to God . . .                                                            Scout Law;
(Pause here. Beginning with yourself, go around            To help other people at all times;
the circle and ask each Tiger and adult partner               To keep myself physically strong, mentally
to show or tell an example of what duty to God                awake, and morally straight.
means to them. Then complete the Oath.)

After the Meeting

  • Make sure all materials from the banner project are cleaned up.
  • Serve refreshments, if desired.
  • Record advancement completed during the meeting (requirements 1, 2, and 3).

FamilyHouseUpon completion of the My Family’s Duty to God adventure, your Tigers will have earned the adventure loop shown here. Make sure they are recognized for their completion by presenting the adventure loops, to be worn on their belts, as soon as possible according to your pack’s tradition.

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