A reader asks:
We have kids of different faiths and some atheists in our pack. Do you have a good list of non-religious questions for the duty to God requirements?
Should Duty to God requirements be completed as a group?
I think the best solution is to have families do these requirements at home. You can’t know the specifics of each families practices and this approach will ensure that everyone’s beliefs are respected. Just ask the parents to do them with the Cub Scouts and report back to you when they are completed.
If you want, you can have a group discussion later, but no Cub Scout should be force to share. If the parents say they have completed the requirements, then that is all that is needed.
Even in our pack, which is sponsored by a church, the den leaders often have the families do these requirements at home. This is a good way to engage the parents. And even when everyone is the same faith, there might be differences in what they believe or how those beliefs translate into actions.
Also see this post and the comments there: Faith Requirements for Cub Scouts and Agnostics
Readers, what do you think? What is your approach? Add your comments below.
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