Religious Emblems

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Religious Emblems recognize youth and adults who demonstrate
faith, observe the creeds or principles of the faith, and give service.
Sample Programs (grades)
Roman Catholic Protestant Level Device
Light of Christ
(1-2)
God & Me
(1-3)
1st Level
#604950
Parvuli Dei
(3-5)
God & Family
(4-5)
2nd Level
#932
Ad Altare Dei
(6-8)
God & Church
(6-8)
3rd Level
#927
Pope Pius XII
(9-12)
God & Life
(9-12)
4th Level
(Boy
Scouts
typically
wear
Venturing
device)

#940

#928

#931
Religious Knots

Youth
religious knot

Youth knot with
Cub Scout device

With Cub Scout
& Webelos device

Adult
religious knot
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Many religious-faith groups have programs of intensive religious education for individual Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts. Religious Emblems are designed to recognize youth and adults who demonstrate faith, observe the creeds or principles of the faith, and give service. Religious emblems are not Scouting awards; they are presented by religious groups to youth who earn them.

The Religious Emblems programs are administered by various religious institutions and recognized, but not sponsored, by the BSA. These are generally recognized by a medal and an embroidered square knot. In some denominations, four different awards may be available. For instance, here are the non-denominational Protestant Award programs from PRAY Publishing:

The silver square knot on a purple background, No. 5007, is permanently displayed on the uniform above the left pocket to denote that the wearer has received the corresponding award as a youth. If he earns additional youth religious awards for various levels, he can wear up to four different devices on one knot, but only one silver on purple knot is worn. If a religious award is earned as a Cub Scout, the youth knot and devices may be worn on all subsequent uniforms: Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturer, Sea Scout, and Scouter. Adult leaders can also be recognized with an Adult Religious Emblem which is recognized with a purple square knot on a silver background, No. 5014.

Some programs allow Girl Scouts or youth not in Scouting to participate in these same programs and be presented with the same medals but only a member of the Boy Scouts America can wear the BSA knots.

The medals are usually only worn on special occasions, pinned immediately above the top of the left pocket flap of the uniform shirt.

Youth may earn an emblem whether or not they are members of a unit operated by a religious organization. The intent of the program is to work directly with your own religious leader or, in some cases, a layperson designated by that religious leader.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

Listed below are the emblems and where to find out about them. Before writing or visiting your local council service center, check with your religious leader.

African Methodist Episcopal Church—God and Church: God and Life

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church—God and Church: God and Life

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

Anglican Catholic Church—Ad te Domine; Servus Dei; The Order of St. Michael

Anglican Parishes Association
800 Timothy Road
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: 706-546-6910
e-mail: mailto:[email protected]

Anglican Church in North America—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; St. George Cross

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

Armenian Apostolic (Western Prelacy)—St. Vartan; Kayl Vahan; Saint Mesrob

6252 Honolulu Avenue, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 91214
Phone: 818-258-7737
Example: http://westernprelacy.org/en/homenetmen-st-mesrob-mashdots-emblem-course-underway/ and
http://westernprelacy.org/en/episcopal-divine-liturgy-and-presentation-of-st-vartan-kayl-vahan-scouting-medals-at-the-north-hollywood-parish/

Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese)—St. Gregory; Ararat

Department of Youth and Education
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
630 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-686-0710
Youth: St. Gregory Award (Cub Scouts & Webelos) Adobe Acrobat PDF  •  Ararat Award (Boy Scouts) Adobe Acrobat PDF

Baha'i—Unity of Mankind; Service to Humanity

Baha'i Committee on Scouting
Baha'i National Center
Education and Schools Office
1233 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201-1611
Phone: 847-733-3492
https://www.bahai.us/unity-of-mankind-scouting-award-program/

Baptist—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church: God and Life; Good Shepherd

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations
http://www.baptistscouters.org

Buddhist—Metta; Sangha; Bodhi

National Buddhist Committee on Scouting
415 42nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403-5005
Phone: 650-574-4527
Fax: 408-756-3288
e-mail: mailto:[email protected]
Youth/Adult: https://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/210-012_wb.pdf Adobe Acrobat PDF

Catholic, Eastern—Light of Christ; Parvuli Dei; Light Is Life; Pope Pius XII

Local council service center or National Catholic Committee on Scouting
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Phone: 972-580-2114
Website: http://www.nccs-bsa.org

Catholic, Roman—Light of Christ; Parvuli Dei; Ad Altare Dei; Pope Pius XII

Local council service center, or National Catholic Committee on Scouting, or BSA Supply Group;
Phone: 800-323-0732
Website: http://www.nccs-bsa.org

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Scientist)—God and Country; God and Service

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations
Website: http://www.christianscience.com/youth

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)—Faith in God; On My Honor

LDS Relationships—BSA
15 West South Temple, Suite 1070
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1579
Phone: 801-530-0004
Cub Scouts (younger youth): https://www.lds.org/manual/faith-in-god-for-boys/faith-in-god-award-requirements
Boy Scouts (older youth): https://www.lds.org/callings/aaronic-priesthood/leader-resources/scouting/on-my-honor
Adult: https://www.lds.org/callings/aaronic-priesthood/leader-resources/scouting/on-my-honor/adult-recognition

Churches of Christ—Loving Servant; Joyful Servant; Good Servant; Giving Servant; Faithful Servant

Members of the Churches of Christ for Scouting
PO BOX 3738
Abilene, TX 79604
Phone: 325-674-3739 or 800-393-1494
e-mail: mailto:[email protected]
Website: http://goodservant.org/wp/awards/

Community of Christ—Path of the Disciple; Exploring Community Together

World Community Program Series
1001 West Walnut Street
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-833-1000 or 800-825-2806
e-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cofchrist.org/world-community

Eastern Orthodox—St. George; Chi-Rho; Alpha Omega; Prophet Elias

P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations
Youth/Adult: https://www.eocs.org/religious-awards

Episcopal - God and Church: God and Life

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

General Church of the New Jerusalem (The New Church)—Ten Commandments; Open Word

Chairman, Boy Scouts Relations Committee
General Church of the New Jerusalem
P.O. Box 277
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
Phone: 215-938-2542
fax: 215-938-2617

Hindu—Dharma; Karma

North American Hindu Association
847 E. Angela St
Pleasanton, CA 94566-7568
Phone/fax: 925-846-3811
e-mail: mailto:[email protected]
Youth: http://naha.us

Jain—Live Help Live–Stage 1; Live Help Live–Stage 2; Live Help Live–Stage 3; Live Help Live–Stage 4; Live Help Live–Gold; Live Help Live–-Silver; Live Help Live–White

Federation of Jain Associations in North America (Jaina)
Jaina Scouting Committee Chair
Jaina Headquarters
722 S. Main St.
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: 510-730-0204
e-mail: [email protected]
website: https://www.jaina.org/page/BSA_emblem_awards

Jewish—Maccabee; Aleph; Ner Tamid; Etz Chaim; Shofar

Local council service center
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations
Website: https://www.jewishscouting.org

Lutheran—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church: God and Life

Local council service center
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations
http://www.nlas.org

Meher Baba—Love for God; Compassionate Father; The Ancient One

Committee for Meher Baba and Scouting
912 Ninth Avenue South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: 843-272-3498
Youth requirements: mailto:[email protected]
Adult: https://scoutpioneering.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/ancientone.pdf Adobe Acrobat PDF

Moravian—God and Country

The Moravian Church
Drawer Y
Winston-Salem, NC 27108
Phone: 336-722-8126

National Association of Anglican and Traditional Catholic Scouters—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service

Local council service center
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

Nazarene—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service

Local council service center
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

Polish National Catholic Church—Love of God (Milosc Boga); God and Country (Bog I Ojczyzna); Bishop Thaddeus F. Zielinski

PNCC National Commission on Scouting
Mr. Richard O. Daum
11 Everette Place
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-694-9457
e-mail: mailto:[email protected]

Presbyterian Church in America—Jesus and Me;God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service;Celtic Cross

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations, http://www.presbyterianscouters.org

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)—Jesus and Me;God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service;Celtic Cross

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations, http://www.presbyterianscouters.org

Protestant and Independent Christian Churches—God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)—That of God; Spirit of Truth

P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations
Youth: http://quakerscouting.org/fcs-wp/?page_id=11
Adult: http://quakerscouting.org/fcs-wp/?page_id=16

The Salvation Army—God and Me/Silver Crest;God and Family/Silver Crest; God and the Salvation Army; God and Life

P.O. Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313
Eastern Territory
Phone: 914-620-7427
Central Territory
Phone: 847-294-2112
Southern Territory
Phone: 404-728-1363
Western Territory
Phone: 310-544-6434
The Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts of America (brochure) Adobe Acrobat PDF

Sikh—Nirbhau; Nirvair; Gyan Kharg; Khalsa; Sewadar

Local council service center, or:
World Sikh Council–America Region
P.O. Box 3635
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone 888-340-1702; Fax: 888-398-1875;
e-mail: mailto:[email protected] or mailto:[email protected]

Unitarian Universalist Association—Love and Help; Religion in Life

24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617-742-2100
e-mail mailto:[email protected]
website: https://www.uua.org/children/scouting
Purchase the Love and Help Activity Book, Emblem, and Certificate at https://www.uuabookstore.org
Religion in Life activity book Adobe Acrobat PDF
Religion in Life requirements checklist Adobe Acrobat PDF

United Church of Christ—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

United Methodist—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations
Website: http://www.naums.org

United Pentecostal Church International—Jesus and Me; God and Me; God and Family; God and Church; God and Life; God and Service

Local council service center, or:
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
Phone: 800-933-7729 (Toll-free), or 314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
e-mail: [email protected]
Youth: https://www.praypub.org/denominations
Adult: https://www.praypub.org/adult-nominations

Unity Worldwide Ministries—God in Me;Light of God; Fillmore Youth

P.O. Box 610
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Phone: 816-524-7414
e-mail: mailto:[email protected]
Website: http://www.unity.org/emblem

Zoroastrian—Good Life

The Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York
c/o Ms. Temilyn Ghadially
National Coordinator
The Good Life Program
12 Rockwell Circle
Marlboro, NJ 07746
Phone: 732-972-6527
e-mail: mailto:[email protected]
Website: https://zagny.org/goodlife/

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