February 2016
PRAY UPDATE for members of BSA
Promoting Duty to God
Looking for resources for Duty to God?

Check out P.R.A.Y.'s Duty to God Online Resource Kit. Find everything from the Religious Emblems Chart, a sample script to make a presentation, a take home handout for parents, and much more!

Please share this resource with others who will benefit, i.e. unit leaders, council staff, parents, and clergy.
Thank you for promoting religious emblems!
2015 Usage Reports
P.R.A.Y. Program usage numbers have been posted online.
Curious how your council performed? Click here to see where your council ranks.
Only two councils had more than 500 recipients. Congratulations to Heart of America Council (570 recipients) and Sam Houston Area Council (546 recipients).
Our honor roll recognizes 28 councils that had over 50 recipients AND a 10% increase in usage for 2015 over 2014. The three asterisks highlight the councils that have set new record highs (based on usage over the last ten years).

Cody S.
God and Life, Four Star Recipient
Northland United Methodist Church
Stanwood, MI
Cody's Four Star journey begin in Okinawa, Japan where he started the God and Me program, and it ended in Big Rapids, MI where he completed the God and Life program. When asked to reflect on his journey, here's what Cody had to say:
"You don't necessarily think about what you are accomplishing when you are doing each individual program, but now that I have done all four, it is neat to look back and see how far I have come and what I have accomplished; as well as thinking about the many different individuals (adults and youth) I have worked with in the various programs. I am thankful to the adults who take time to mentor me and my fellow scouts." Eagle Scout Cody
Wyatt and Samantha C.
God and Life Four Star; God and Family
St. John United Methodist Church
Hopkinsville, KY
Wyatt is an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 123. He completed his God and Life to become a Four Star Recipient. His sister Samantha is a Juliette Girl Scout and she earned the God and Family award. According to their mother, "Both kids had a great time with their counselor, Pastor Janet with St John UMC."

Cub Scout Pack 119
God and Family
Petersburg Presbyterian Church
Petersburg, Ohio

The first image is the boys after they received the award.  The second image is the boys making the pizza with Pastor Jules as part of the God and Family requirement.