Welcome to Duty2God.org - a simple website to help you as you remember your duty!
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Track your Duty to God: http://etrailtoeagle.com/dtg
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
· 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
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LOCAL HELP FOR EAGLE SCOUT CANDIDATES
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
WHAT YOU NEED TO TRY TO DO…
SOME ORGANIZATIONS YOU MIGHT TRY TO CONTACT:
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.
IF THE ORGANIZATIONS NEED SOME IDEAS OF PROJECTS YOU COULD DO, HELP TRIGGER THEIR THINKING
“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!
NOTES from PRESIDENCY TRAINING - SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 2014
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
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