Chaplain's Corner

duty to god

As Scouts, we have a constant reminder about our “Duty to GOD” when we recite the Scout Oath that starts with the words:  “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to GOD and my Country...”  Also, the 12th Point of the Scout Law is another, often recited reference to Duty to GOD in Scouting that, in conclusion of all the other notable points, states:  “A Scout is REVERENT”.

As Chaplain and Chaplain Aides, our primary goal is to help provide a spiritual tone for troop meetings and activities, to meet the religious needs of Scouts in the troop and work to promote the religious emblems program.

If you have a need, a request, or any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via the following email address:


Robert Wade, Troop 77 Chaplain

Scout's Own Service  - Upcoming Outings:

April 21-23: Survivalist Extreme at Standing Indian CLAIMED by Jackson Wade

May 12-14: Backpacking the Gahuti and Pinhoti Trails at Fort Mountain State Park  CLAIMED by Mitchell Payne

Current roles:

Troop 77 chaplain

Mr. Robert Wade

Troop 77 Chaplain's Aide

Zander Parris

Additional Chaplain's Aide:


Additional Chaplain's Aide:


Assistant Chaplain 

(adult role):


Religious Emblems Coordinator (adult role):


upcoming opportunities:


The next opportunity for a BSA led Duty to God weekend will be August 18th to 20th, hosted by the Northeast Georgia Council.

Duty to God Weekend is open to all youth from Kindergarten - 12th grade and adults. All are welcome (siblings, youth groups, etc.) as a student does not need to be a Scout to

participate! All Scouts are welcome regardless of religion, and the Council will work with families to ensure everyone can earn the advancements for their faith.

The expected location is Scoutland campsite (3685 Looper Lake Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506) on Lake Lanier (~1.5 hrs from OGUMC) .  The program will also offer training specific to BSA Chaplains & Chaplain Aides.  Anyone interested in serving in these roles should consider going. Currently, the cost is $50 per Student, which includes one free adult attending per student.

The program is also offering the RP3 programs (Protestant) and NCCS Religious Activity programs (Catholic). These programs can be used to meet some/all BSA Duty to God religious emblems requirements for these two faiths. Participants will receive a patch upon completion and Adults can also participate and earn the patch. 

Registration includes Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast, course workbook, patch, and materials

For more info, check out the following links (NOTE:  these are yet to be updated from the March 2023 dates):

BSA sign up at

Protestant at

Catholic at

If you are interested in going, please let Mr. Wade know.

upcoming Interfaith observances (APRIL 2023):


April 1st - 9th – Lent

April 1st - 20th - Ramadan

April 2nd - Palm Sunday

April 5th & 13th - Passover



Chaplain & Chaplain Aide Manuals:

Chaplain Aide Training


Duty to God details:,the%20spiritual%20ideals%20of%20Scouting.

Atlanta Area Council - Duty to God webpage:

BSA Religious Observances:

Religious Awards

BSA Religious Related Resources

Messengers of Peace: