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Our 2020 Duty To God Pilgrimage goal is to give every Scout the ability to earn 4 International Awards or Medals, 1 International Activity patch, and the religious award of their denomination.
Here are the Program Awards/Medals:
International Spirit Award Messenger of Peace
Catholic International Award Medal St Paul Miki Activity Patch (BSA/Japan)
Scouter Religious Knot (Adults)
The Religious Award of your Denomination
Philmont Pray Patch (Optional)
We will accomplish this by conducting 125% program.
How? We Don’t Camp And We Don’t Cook.
Since our goal is 125% program, we have arranged to stay in buildings in New Mexico and we have our 3 Amigos Adult Cooks (with 1 Quartermaster from each patrol) who facilitate meals. What this does is maximize our ability to offer program, see more local sites, and give your Scout a chance to earn all the Program Awards/Medals he wishes.
We have already conducted this program 5 times and have been given a 90% Excellent/Good rating by our participants when they have filled out our Exit Surveys on the last day of each trip. In fact, the National BSA Religious Committee bestowed the 2008 “Award of Excellence” for our first trip in 2007.
Scouts from Austin, Abilene, Dallas, Tokyo (Japan), Muenster, Waco and all around the DFW area have traveled with us. At this very moment, Scouts of Japan are going through a selection process hoping they will be the ones to join us. In addition, we have had Scouts/Scouters from California, Ohio, Louisianna and Baltimore inquire about our trip. The reason we get emails and phone calls is because no one else does this program. Our largest group to travel to New Mexico, during 2014, completed 91 International Awards/Medals … which was greater than the entire rest of the US added together !!!
However, we only have 50 total seats for Scouts on the Bus, we have just started taking applications and we are already down to only 43 seats available. Mail an application and a check for $ 50 to confirm your Scouts seat (Total Fee is $ 280 – Scholarships Available).
For Scouters, we’ve had as many as 21 Scouters go with us and have benefited from our program. Go for the International Scouter Knot!
Please take a look at the accompanying flyer, consider the opportunity, reply with any questions and join us for our award winning Duty To God Pilgrimage!!