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Spiritual Badges Are Important Too

Over the course of a boy scout’s trail to Eagle, we spend a lot of time working on outdoor skills, survival strategies and handicraft-type merit badges.  Speaking from personal experience, there is much opportunity that can be missed if these activities are not done with a spiritual element involved…no matter the religion.  That’s where programs like Duty to God, Heart of Scouting and other religiously focused tools can help promote values and “spiritual badges” such as: Appreciation of Serving Others merit badge Strong Work Ethic merit badge Loving the Scriptures merit badge Practical Leadership Experience merit badge Meaningful Prayer merit … Continue reading

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