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Local Boy Scout district sponsored bi-annual Duty to God hike

Published: Saturday, May 19 2012 11:39 p.m. MDT

Troop 3053 visits the Cathedral of the Madeleine during the Boy Scouts of America's Duty to God hike in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The hike is a walking tour through downtown Salt Lake City, giving scouts an opportunity to visit and learn about some of the religious organizations in their area. At each stop, a religious organization representative will give a brief description of their beliefs and a history of their organization as well as an age appropriate teaching on a Scouting value. The seven houses of worship that were visited were the LDS 4th Ward, the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple, the Greek Orthodox Church, B'nai Israel Temple, First Presbyterian Church, the Cathedral of the Madeline and Saint Mark's Cathedral.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

The Red Butte district of the Boy Scouts of America sponsored its bi-annual Duty to God hike Saturday. The hike was a walking tour through downtown Salt Lake City, giving scouts an opportunity to visit and learn about some of the religious organizations in their area.

At each stop, a religious organization representative gave a brief description of their beliefs and a history of their organization as well as an age appropriate teaching on a Scouting value.

The event chairman was Martin Houck, who also serves as Scoutmaster of troop 34, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City.

The organizations involved were: SL Salt Lake Stake 4th Ward 142 West 200 North Salt Lake Buddhist Temple 211 West 100 South Greek Orthodox Church 279 South 300 West B'nai Israel Temple 249 South 400 East First Presbyterian Church 12 C Street Cathedral of the Madeline 311 East South Temple Saint Mark Cathedral 231 East 100 South.

E-mail: hschwarz@desnews.com

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