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Attention Scouts!

Save the date September 28, 2023, at 7:00 pm for a 30-minute seminar to get you kick-started in pursuit of a religious emblem of your faith. This council-wide event is for all scouts and is presented in two sessions. A 15-minute introductory session will discuss the basics of the emblem program. We will then break into faith groups for a better understanding and begin your route to earn the emblem for your faith.

The 12th point of the Scout Law is a very important part of Scouting – A Scout is Reverent. This twelfth Point Zoom event is open to leaders and youth of all ages. It will show you how and why you should earn your religious emblem regardless of your faith. Religious emblems are an essential part of Scout advancement in your journey to become an Eagle Scout. Earning the emblem will satisfy the Duty to God Adventures in Cub Scouts, Scout Spirit requirements in Scouts BSA, and TRUST Award for Venturers. Make it an event and have your whole unit join us for this zoom meeting.
Register for the event HERE 
For more information, or to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Ben Brennecke at (314) 660-8930 or ben.brennecke@scouting.org

2023 Religious Emblems Flyer

Every Scout has the opportunity to earn their faith’s religious emblem which can be worn on their uniform as a youth or an adult. Religious emblems will fulfill Duty to God adventure requirements for Cub Scouts, Scout Spirit requirements for Scouts BSA and TRUST award for Venturing.

For more information on Catholic Scouting in St. Louis, MO click HERE

For more information on Catholic Scouting in Metro East, IL click HERE

For more information on Catholic Scouting in Central Il, click HERE

For more information on Jewish Scouting, Click HERE

For more information on Catholic Scouting in Southeast MO, click HERE

Click on the faiths listed below for a map of congregations participating in the Religious Emblems program:

Duty to God is a central part of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

The Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

To help you find resources for planning unit programs, earning awards, and other religious resources, here is a list of links with useful information.

Steps to earn Religious Emblems
Here are the 5 steps to earn a religious emblem in Scouting:

  1. Books: Obtain the specific booklet for your faith tradition. Materials needed can be found at our Scout Shops, through your faith tradition’s website or online.
  2. Parental involvement: Parents should review the emblem guidelines. Some programs require clergy to serve as counselors, other programs allow family to serve as counselors or mentors.
  3. Religious leaders: Families should talk to their religious leaders before beginning a program.
  4. Find a location offering your emblem:  If your local faith community does not offer the religious emblem programs, Use the links below to find the closest location for your faith.
  5. Complete requirements: The scout needs to complete the requirements, obtain approval as required, and follow the instructions to order the recognition/emblem.

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Visit the Boy Scouts of America ‘s Religious Emblems page for additional information.

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