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2 Deacon Quorums Duty to God Program Boy Scout Program Learn Act Share

3 Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

4 What is more important for our Young Men? Duty of God Award or Eagle Scout Award

5 It’s all about the Priesthood Duty to God & Boy Scouts are not two separate programs…they should be one program with a Priesthood objective

6 2013 Priesthood Leadership Conference…which takes place at Philmont Training Center each year

7 Aaronic Priesthood / Scout Training Agenda Topics include: – Strengthening Young Men of the Aaronic Priesthood through Scouting – Aaronic Priesthood Activities – Strengthening Aaronic Priesthood Holders – Fulfilling My Duty to God – Deacon Quorums and the Boy Scout Program 2012 The Boy Scout Program for Deacons Quorums

8 What are some of our responsibilities as: – Priesthood holders – Scout leaders – Husbands – Fathers – Sons – Brothers – Citizens

9 How are we magnifying our callings? (D&C 107:99) How are we helping the boys magnify their callings?

10 Are we using the “Learn, Act, Share” process as found in Duty to God program? This process helps parents, leaders, and advisers lead and engage young men in fulfilling their duty to God and becoming faithful priesthood men Learn: “Seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118). Act: “Bind yourselves to act” (D&C 43:9). “Act... in all diligence” (D&C 107:99). Share: “You shall ever open your mouth in my cause” (D&C 30:11).

11 Come Follow Me guidebooks states: (we) are called by the Lord to help youth become converted to the gospel. What a wonderful blessing this is! You have the opportunity to establish lifelong relationships with the precious youth the Lord has entrusted to your care.

12 The most important part of your service will be your own daily spiritual preparation, including prayer, scripture study, and obedience to the commandments. We encourage you to dedicate yourself to living the gospel with greater purpose than ever before. The First Presidency

13 Our Young Men

14 How often are planning meetings held? How are Quorum meetings being planned? Who leads these Quorum meetings?

15 Each meeting is prayerfully planned by the quorum presidency with the assistance of advisers, but always under the direction of the quorum president, who holds priesthood keys. As instructed in the Doctrine and Covenants, the quorum president presides in the quorum meeting, sits in council with quorum members, and teaches them their duties (see D&C 107:85–87, 99–100).D&C 107:85–8799–100 Come Follow Me Handbook; Purposes…

16 How often are planning meetings held? Quorums should plan a monthly theme and use an agenda. BSA program has methods to execute the monthly themes. Themes build each week and culminate in campouts. Come, Follow Me doctrinal principles could be used as ideas to select monthly themes. The process of planning should not be overcomplicated.

17 A mtg without an Agenda is an adult-led mtg.

18 Who leads Scout meetings and activities?

19 AARONIC PRIESTHOOD QUORUM LEADERS 8.13.4 The bishop usually appoints the quorum president or one of his assistants in the priests quorum to serve as the youth leader of the Scouting program. However, he may appoint other young men as youth Scout leaders. HandBook

20 YOUTH LEADERSHIP 5.2 Scouting is part of the deacons, teachers, and priests quorum presidency’s responsibilities. Planning for Scouting activities should be done at presidency meetings and in the Scouting unit leadership meetings. Sunday quorum meetings should not become Scout planning sessions… Scouting Handbook

21 The quorum presidency, with help from their quorum adviser(s), meets to correlate each Scouting activity with other quorum activities. The president presides at and conducts the meeting…Quorum advisers attend this meeting to provide adult support and direction to those who preside over the meeting. All Scouting meetings should open and close with prayer and may include an inspirational message by the adult unit leader (such as a Scoutmaster’s Minute). Scouting Handbook

22 Why should Duty to God be part of every Quorum meeting, activity and campout? How do we do that?

23 Duty to God and Scouting provide opportunities for each quorum member to have weekly assignments and to feel needed and responsible for the outcomes of the quorum. Bringing all young men unto Christ is vital to Duty to God and Scouting. Uplifting spiritual experiences are essential to good Scouting activities. Scouting should build strong relationships.

24 Deacons Quorum Duty to God / Scouting Program

25 Aaronic Priesthood holders are to become converted (to the Gospel of Jesus Christ), fulfill their sacred priesthood duties, be “standing ministers” (D&C 84:111), prepare to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood and temple ordinances, and become worthy missionaries, husbands, and fathers…D&C 84:111 Come Follow Me Handbook; Purposes

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