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Fulfilling My Duty to God

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  1. Work your plan individually - “Learn” & “Act
    1. Do it electronically in one of two ways:
      1. Recommended If you have a mobile device for it, using the Gospel Library app, go to YOUTH section and find DUTY TO GOD > Fulfilling My Duty to God: for Aaronic Priesthood Holders, then go to the appropriate pages and sections, and write down your plan--based on your LDS.org login you use when you set up the app, it will permanently record what you write there--this new feature is a big help!
      2. --or-- If you have internet access, go to the Duty to God website with your LDS.org login, then go to the appropriate pages and sections, and write down your plan--it will permanently record what you write there
    1. --or-- Do it on paper the with the spiral-bound Duty to Good booklet
  1. Let us know your experience - “Share

a.               Share what you’ve gained or learned in quorum meetings or at scouts & mutual when appropriate.

i.Don’t forget you can share both the good and the bad--after all, we often gain the most in life from from experiences that stretch us and are hard --what counts most is how you grow from it


As you share your progress with us, we will record a tracking of all of you do at http://etrailtoeagle.com/dtg To see YOUR OWN PROGRESS as we have it recorded there, you’ll need to provide an email address to one of your leaders so an invitation from etrailtoeagle.com can be sent to you to set up your account. (This is also available for tracking your own Scouting progress.)

Lead as the Lord directs:

Review the Aaronic Priesthood portion of the Handbook

·        Using the Gospel Library app, go to WORK section and find Leadership, then click on Handbook 2: Administering the Church (alternate link requiring login)

·        Then go to Section 8: Aaronic Priesthood

·        For your responsibilities as Aaronic Priesthood leaders in the Quorum, see Section 8.3.2: Quorum Presidencies and Assistants to the Bishop in the Priests Quorum



Know and be a part of planning our Events:

Here is what we use to communicate our events (in order of preference/priority):

1.     Google calendar - look for “General Youngmens” on your google calendar - if it’s not there, provide your leader(s) with your email address (even better, your gmail address if you have one), and we will add you to the access. If you use Apple, we’ll try to post some tips out for the best way for you to use Google calendars too.

2.     Facebook group - (Created for the Boy Scout Troop) If your parents support using Facebook (we respect the decision of some families not to), please add one of the leaders at least temporarily as a “Friend” on facebook long enough for them to add you into the private group (we do it for security reasons). This group is great for posting what we’re doing and what’s upcoming as well as sharing ideas and information.

3.     Text messages - we sometimes try to send texts as quick reminders… we might get more into using something like www.remind.com that a lot of teachers and coaches use in the future. If you want to get texts, ensure your leader(s) have your cell phone number


Celebrate the blessing of having a Temple:

  1. Learn about your own ancestors and perform saving ordinances for them: http://templechallenge.lds.org
  2. Install the FamilySearch Memories and/or FamilySearch Tree app
  3. Visit the Phoenix Arizona Temple to do proxy baptisms for those family members

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First step: download the Eagle Scout Project Workbook (follow the links to the PDF file to download—NOTE: it’s a PDF that you can fill out on your computer and save the file as you go with all your information typed into it—we definitely recommend doing that over handwriting. You’ll just need to print it out for physical signatures.)


Ideas on which organizations you might contact about providing service in the form of an Eagle Project.


REMEMBER YOUR PURPOSE: You want to be able to lead and provide a service which leaves a lasting impact for the organization you’re doing it for.  (Routine clean-up efforts do not count.  However, trail repair could count.)


OUR EAGLE SCOUT “CONSULTANT” (called Council or District Project Approval Representative in your workbook) is Brother Wayas in the Surprise North Stake. His purpose is to help guide you along the process of becoming an Eagle Scout. You can look him up by searching the “stake” directory with your LDS.org login at http://www.lds.org/directory



  1. Find the right person within that organization to explain to them what you are doing… they may claim to already know about “Eagle Projects”, but it’s still important that you articulate what it’s about:  Chiefly that you want to assist them in carrying out a project for something their organization is in need of that will have some permanence of value to them.
  2. Once you’ve explained the opportunity to the point that they feel confident in your ability to carry something helpful out for them, give them some time to consider a project you can do
  3. Be certain to follow-up if a week or two has gone by with no contact, you can do this by email, but it’s most effective to call too (and leave voice messages if you get a recording, don’t get shy and MISS THAT OPPORTUNITY)
  4. Always, always track down a phone number. Email is more impersonal than phone concat, and you should call when you can (unless they tell you they prefer you email only)--either way, try to arrange a face-to-face appointment to discuss ideas for a project
  5. Follow-up, follow-up, follow-up  ...it shows others you really care, it’s a sign of a good leader, and that’s what this experience is all about!



  • White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    • They’ve had boys do eagle projects there before including fire pit (Grant at Site G of the Willow Canyon Group camp area) and a watering station for animals and critters
    • NOTE: Schulzke has made contact with them recently and is planning out a project for them too
  • McDowell Sonoran Preserve
    • Now this is way out there in North Scottsdale, so it’s not one I’d recommend for that reason, but we have had two scouts from our troop do projects there, Hackney (a native cactus transplanting effort) and Medonich (a trail or natural area restoration effort)
    • As a result, we do have a contact that Ritter has been in touch with somewhat: Claire Miller ClMiller@scottsdaleaz.gov
  • Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    • No direct experiences I know of at this one, but the ward camped here a few years back, and I’m sure they have as many needs as the others
  • Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    • No experiences here that I know of personally, but I believe some boys in the Stake have done projects here, and it’s not too far out of reach… after all, it’s the name of our district! :-)

So now that we’ve named off most of the Regional parks, don’t let it make you think that’s all that’s out there.  I know that last year some scouts did some work for the nearby Wittman food bank, Saguaro Jane’s . There are many other organizations out there. If you’ll recall that was one of the points of the Citizenship in the Community merit badge requirement, to get familiar with one of these organizations that provide a service in your community.

You can find out about more of these kinds of organizations by talking to your local city council member. Ours in this neighborhood is John Williams--he’s a great guy, and participated 5 years back when we had a Sierra Montana community clean-up service.



  • For the Regional Parks:
    • Ramada area for campers (this might be a large one, but if you scope it out, find sponsors, and “boldy go”, it’s doable)
    • Fire pits for campers (Brother Grant has a lot of experience with that one)
    • Water station for animals and critters in the wild
    • Trail repair and signage to help keep hikers on the trails and safely on track




Prepare for Service

“First, to young men of the Aaronic Priesthood and to you young men who are becoming elders: I repeat what prophets have long taught—that every worthy, able young man should prepare to serve a mission. Missionary service is a priesthood duty—an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much. Young men, I admonish you to prepare for service as a missionary. Keep yourselves clean and pure and worthy to represent the Lord. Maintain your health and strength. Study the scriptures. Where such is available, participate in seminary or institute. Familiarize yourself with the missionary handbook Preach My Gospel.  

President Thomas S. Monson, General Conference Opening Address, October 2010



JANUARY FOCUS: Get to know your Dad!

1. Trust your father

2. Take an interest in your father’s life

3. Ask you father for advice

As a reminder, download this picture (shown below) to your phone or tablet and make it your background!






You were reminded of the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood (Source)

8.1.3 Purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood

Young men are in a time of preparation and personal spiritual growth. Accordingly, parents and the bishopric and other Aaronic Priesthood leaders help each young man to:


1. Become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ and live by its teachings.

2. Serve faithfully in priesthood callings and fulfill the responsibilities of priesthood offices.

3. Give meaningful service.

4. Prepare and live worthily to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood and temple ordinances.

5. Prepare to serve an honorable full-time mission.

6. Obtain as much education as possible.

7. Prepare to become a worthy husband and father.

8. Give proper respect to women, girls, and children.


You were reminded of your need to report and help, and keep order in your quorums

You were reminded of the importance of meeting together and having an AGENDA

Sample (with some notes):

Young Men Quorum Presidency Leadership Training


Leadership Training Lesson: Presidency Meeting and Agenda



1.      To learn what a Presidency Meeting is and when to hold one

2.      To learn what an agenda is and when to use one



D&C 88:119  Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; andestablish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, ahouse of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house oforder, a house of God;

·        Duty to God

·        Search the scriptures

·        Regularly study and pray about what’s right.

·        Preparing for our missions

·        Ordinances and Covenants

For your responsibilities as Aaronic Priesthood leaders in the Quorum, see Section 8.3.2: Quorum Presidencies and Assistants to the Bishop in the Priests Quorum


  • What is a Quorum Presidency Meeting?
  • Notes:
    • planning how to strengthen quorum members
    • using scriptures and instructions
    • perfecting the saints


  • When do you hold a Presidency Meeting?


  • What is an agenda?


  • Why have one?


  • When to use one?


  • Is there a sample one already made?  --- YES, brother Page can give you that!!!





Fulfilling My Duty to God

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