Religious Emblems for Cub Scouts

"A Scout is Reverent."  Scouts show this by being devoted to their faith. Some go further and give special service. This can qualify them for a religious emblem. Such an emblem is not a Scouting award, however, Boy Scouts of America has approved these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official Scout uniform. It is conferred on a Scout by his religious leader. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem.

Most of the awards consist of bar pins, ribbons, and pendants, and are worn on the uniform above the left pocket on formal occasions. In addition, the Religious Emblem Square knot, (shown at right), may be worn on the uniform over the left pocket by youth or adults who earned or have been awarded the religious awards. One or more miniature devices are affixed to the knot to indicate which level(s) of the award was earned.


Pack 324 Statement on Religious Program

Pack 324 encourages religious diversity within it's Pack and does not discriminate. Cub Scouts can discover and explore their particular faith through their respective Religious Program.  A Scout is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.




 
  Youth Religious Knot
   
 
  Adult Religious Knot


ST. JOHN BOSCO YOUTH AWARD PROGRAM
- NEW ! (All Scouts Eligible)

Information here shows Cub Scout requirements.  The award is available to all ages of Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts.  Click on the application link below for those requirements.

St. John Bosco was an Italian priest of the 19th century canonized by Pope Pius X on July 21, 1907. He followed a plan in working among boys that was fundamentally the same as the present Boy Scout program.  The Phoenix Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting approved the establishment of this Award on October 31, 2005.
PURPOSE:
The St. John Bosco Award is a religious recognition awarded by the Phoenix Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting. There are two different awards that may be earned. A Cub Scout can earn the first Award. A Boy Scout can earn the second award. The Award encourages the Scout to discover the relationship between the values learned in Scouting and his religion. This program is particularly intended to allow the “new Scout” an opportunity to immediately start working on a program that will enhance his religious education and to make him or her aware of the relationship between Scouting and the Church. It will also serve as a reminder to the Parish that a tie does exist between Scouting and the faith development and youth ministry of the Catholic Church.
ELIGIBILITY:
The St. John Bosco Award is designed for the Cub Scouts of the Catholic Faith; however, if a non-Catholic youth Scout desires to participate in this program, he may do so with the written permission of his parents or guardian.
PRESENTATION:
Presentation of this Award will be done at the discretion of the individual Unit, so long as it is done with the due respect it deserves. Divine Liturgy, such as a Scout Sunday Mass, is preferred. Pack Meetings or Blue and Gold banquets may be substituted.
HOW WORN:
The Award is a patch with a loop depicting St. John Bosco. A blue and yellow colored patch is for the Cub Scouts, and the red and green colored patch is for the Boy Scouts. It shall be worn as to not interfere with the placement of any National authorized emblems. There is no “square knot” to represent this Award.
REQUIREMENTS:
1. The Cub Scout will attend nine (9) Sunday Masses, Holy Day Masses, or Church Services in a complete, official Scout uniform. The uniform must be worn properly and with due respect.  It must be exposed throughout the Mass or Service so that all present will notice the pride of the Scout for the Scouting program and his uniform.
2. The Cub Scout will understand that the Purpose of Scouting is to be fun and meaningful for the whole family.  The Cub Scout and his parents will discuss and focus on one of the following nine (9) subjects before each Mass or Service attended. 

NINE SUBJECTS AND AWARD MEANINGS

1. Build good character by learning and living the Cub Scout Promise and by participating regularly in Mass.
2. Improve habits and attitudes of good citizenship by learning and living by the Law of the Pack.
3. Show good sportsmanship while playing games and grow in mind and body through individual and team sports.
4. Improve understanding within the family through family Cub Scout outings and to share in family work and play.
5. Improve ability to get along with other boys and respect other people through Den and Pack activities.
6. Achieve personal confidence by attending Den meetings, working on new interests and skills, and by advancing in rank in Cub Scouting.
7. Learn to help others and to do one’s best: this is our Cub Scout Motto.
8. Join in with your Den and Pack on new, fun, and exciting things to do.
9. Have fun and grow through Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts to become a Boy Scout.

Click Here for St. John Bosco Youth Award Requirements and Application



 

Duty to God Promotion Patch

The Duty to God Promotion Patch is a four-segment puzzle patch. You can only earn one segment a year. Every year that you learn about the religious emblems or earn an emblem or help make a presentation about them, you can earn the next segment.

1st Year:  Anchor Patch
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Years:  Rotating among Eagle, Mountain, and Fish Patches

Mountain    August 2012-July 2013
Fish           August 2013-July 2014
Eagle         August 2014-July 2015




 

 

 

 

 

Purchase the God and Me Student Workbook at the local Scout Shop, or Online at ScoutStuff.org or P.R.A.Y. Publishing.

 

 

 

Purchase the God and Family Student Workbook at the local Scout Shop, or Online at ScoutStuff.org or P.R.A.Y. Publishing.

 

 

Light of Christ

 

Purchase the Light of Christ Student Workbook at the local Scout Shop, or Online at ScoutStuff.org or P.R.A.Y. Publishing.

 
 

 

Parvuli Dei

 

Purchase the Parvuli Dei Student Workbook at the local Scout Shop, or Online at ScoutStuff.org or P.R.A.Y. Publishing.

 

http://www.nccs-bsa.org/emblems/index.php   National Catholic Committee on Scouting webpage
http://www.praypub.org/   P.R.A.Y. (Program of Religious Activities with Youth) Publishing webpage

Contact your Scout Leader for more information on resources to assist you with this program.

Catholics: 
Send signed pages at back of workbook and $10 check to:

Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Committee on Scouting
Saint Gabriel Catholic Church
32648 N. Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, Arizona 85331


  

All Faiths that have Scout Religious Programs

  
 Many of the following Religious programs follow the God and Me and the God and Family syllabus which shares the same general syllabus.  You can pick up either of these Student Workbooks at the Scout Shop.

Check your faith's requirements as some faiths have have specific and unique requirements to fulfill the program requirements.
Note:  Adults can get awards, too.  Each faith has it's own policy on those.  You cannot nominate yourself or your spouse.
  
African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

God and Me

God and Family

God and Service

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

by nomination

  
  
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

 

God and Me

God and Family

God and Service

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Armenian Church of America

 

 

 

Saint Gregory

   
 
   

 

 

   
  
Baha'i

more information: website

Unity of Mankind

Unity of Mankind

Service to Humanity

Baha'i - Award Order Form
   
  Adult  
  
  
Baptist

 

God and Me

God and Family

Good Shepherd

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Buddhist

 

more information: website

Metta

 

Bodhi

 
 
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Catholic (Eastern and Roman)

more information: website

Light of Christ

Parvuli Dei

Saint George

 
   
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

 

  
  
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

 

God and Me

God and Family

God and Service

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

 

  
  
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

 

God and Me

God and Family

God and Service

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Church of Christ, Scientist

 

 

God and Country

 

God and Service

     
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 

 

Faith in God

 

On My Honor

 
 
  Adult  
  
  
Churches of Christ

more information: website

Loving Servant

Joyful Servant

Faithful Servant

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

  
  
Community of Christ

 

God and Me

Light of the World

International Youth Service Award

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Eastern Orthodox

more information: website

Saint George

Chi Rho

Prophet Elias

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Episcopal

 

God and Me

God and Family Episcopal

Saint George Episcopal

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
General Church of the New Jerusalem

NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

 

 

Ten Commandments Award

 

Open Word

 
 
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Hindu

 

NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

more information: website

Dharma

 

Saathi'Bhakta

 
 
  Adult  
  
  
Islamic

 

 

Bismillah

 

Allaho Akber

 
 
  Adult  
  
  
Jewish

more information: website

Maccabee

Aleph

Shofar

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Lutheran

 

God and Me

God and Family Lutheran

Lamb

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Meher Baba

 

NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

 

Love for God

 

The Ancient One

 
 
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Moravian

 

 

     

The Order of David Zeisberger

     
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Polish National Catholic Church

 

 

Love of God

 

Bishop Thaddeus F Zielinski

 
 
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Presbyterian Church

more information: website

God and Me

God and Family

God and Service

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

by nomination

  
  
Protestant and Independent Christian Churches

 

God and Me

God and Family

God and Service

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

 

 

That of God

 

Friends

 
 
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
The Salvation Army


 

God and Me

Silver Crest and God and Family

Scouter's Award

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
United Church of Christ

 

God and Me

God and Family

God and Service

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
United Methodist

more information: website

God and Me

God and Family

God and Service

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
  
United Pentecostal Church International

 

God and Me

God and Family

God and Service

 
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

  
Unity Churches  

   

God in Me

Distinguished
Youth Service

   
   
  Adult  

 

 

 

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