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The Scout Oath begins with “I will do my best to do my Duty to God… and the Scout Law ends with …” A Scout is Reverent” . The 12th Point of our Scout Law is “A Scout is Reverent.”

Scouting has organized a few larger Councils around the world to read the entire sacred texts of these world religions – Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant faiths on May 2, 2024.  In addition, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eastern Orthodox, Sikh, and other Faiths will be reading their sacred texts.

We are inviting every Scout, over one million strong to read their Sacred Texts on this important day.

We encourage Cubs & Scouts to participate in three ways.

  1.  Read your faith’s sacred texts at home with your family
  2. Ask your Faith leader to read at their faith location. Faith leaders may suggest the readings, promote, or broadcast this to the public.
  3. Invite a Scout friend to participate in this event at their home or Faith location.

Scouts from these larger Councils will read portions from the Catholic and Protestant Bibles, Torah, and Quran in 15 minutes intervals until the Sacred Texts of these faiths are read in full.

We are very pleased to have the Far East and the Transatlantic councils join us. That means Scouts will start reading at 5:30 pm in the Far East, seven hours later, Scouts read in Europe, we cross the Atlantic and seven hours later, Scouts begin reading on the East Coast, then Midwest and finish in California.  What a vision to have Sacred Texts being read starting in the Far East and sweeping west all around the world – all on the US National Day of Prayer.




Our world needs the power of prayer and positive action more than ever. The 12th Point of our Scout Law is “A Scout is Reverent.” This Duty to God event allows Scouts to broaden their faith and deepen their spirituality with their family in their homes or at their faith institution.

Finally, participating in this event could help Scouts satisfy the Duty to God requirement necessary for advancement.

May God bless our efforts!

Questions? Please contact GSLACRRC@gmail.com



Scouts participating in this event are from the following councils:

Abraham Lincoln Council

Adventure West Council

Alabama – Florida Council

Alamo Area Council

Anthony Wayne Area Council

Atlanta Area Council

Baltimore Area Council

Bangladesh Scouts

Bay Area Council

Blue Ridge Mountains Council

Buckeye Council

Buckskin Council

California Inland Empire Council

Capitol Area Council

Cascade Pacific Council

Chattahoochee Council

Chief Seattle Council

Circle Ten Council

Columbia Montour Council

Connecticut Rivers Council

Coronado Council

Cradle of Liberty Council

Crossroads of America Council

Crossroads of the West

Dan Beard Council

Daniel Boone Council

Daniel Webster Council

Del-Mar-Va Council

Diamond Rock Council

East Carolina Council

Far East Council

Flint River Council

French Creek Council

Garden State Council

Golden Gate Area Council

Golden Spread Council

Grand Canyon Council

Grand Teton Council

Greater Alabama Council

Greater Colorado Council

Greater St Louis Area Council

Greater Tampa Area Council

Greater Yosemite Council

Gulf Stream Council

Heart of America Council

Indian Waters Council

Inland NW Council


Lake Erie Council

Las Vegas Area Council

Lasalle Council

Lincoln Heritage Council

Longhorn Council

Michigan Crossroads Council

Mid America Council

Middle Tennessee Council

Mohegan Council

Monmouth Council

Mountain West Council

National Capital Area Council

Nevada Area Council

Nigeria Scouts

North Florida Council

Northern Area Council

Northern New Jersey Council

Northern Star Council

Occoneechee Council

Old North State Council

Pacific Harbors Council

Palmetto Council

Pathway to Adventure Council

Prairielands Council

Quivira Council

Rainbow Council

Rio Grande Valley Council

Sam Houston Area Council

Seneca Waterways Council

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council

South Florida Council

South Texas Council

Southeast Louisiana Council

Spirit of Adventure Council

Suffolk Council

Susquehanna Council

Tecumseh Council

Texas Southwest Council

Texas Trails Council

Three Fires Council

Tidewater Council

Transatlantic Council

Two Rivers Council

Utah National Parks Council

West Los Angeles County Council

Western Mass Council

Western New York Council

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