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Revision as of 18:43, November 24, 2008

Religious Emblems

Poster displaying some of the emblems available.
Created:First appeared in 1948 Handbook
Level:All

"A Scout is reverent." All Scouts show this by being faithful in their duty to God. Some go further and give special service. This can qualify them for a religious emblem. Such an emblem is not a Scouting award. It is conferred on a Scout by his religious leader. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem. Several 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.

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

A silver square knot on a purple background is permanently displayed on the uniform above the left pocket to denote that the wearer has received the corresponding award as a youth. If a religious award is earned as a Cub Scout, the square knot device for youth may be worn on all subsequent uniforms: Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venture, and Scouter. A knot device may be used to indicate during which level of Scouting the award was earned.

Adult Religious Knot


Created:bef. 1973
Level:Adult Scouters
Youth Religious Knot


Created:1971
Level:All Youth



Religious Emblems requirements

Sources for requirements

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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

Armenian Apostolic (Western Prelacy) - Saint Mesrob

6252 Honolulu Avenue, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 91214
telephone: 818-258-7737

Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese) - Ararat

Department of Youth and Education
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
630 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016
telephone: 212-686-0710

Baha'i - Unity of Mankind

Baha'i Committee on Scouting
Baha'i National Center
Education and Schools Office
1233 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201-1611
telephone: 847-733-3492
Web site: http://www.education.usbnc.org/child_spir_ed/scoutin.htm

Baptist - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

Buddhist - Sangha

National Buddhist Committee on Scouting
415 42nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403-5005
telephone: 650-574-4527
fax: 408-756-3288
e-mail: [email protected]

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

Christian 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) - On My Honor

LDS Relationships
36 South State Street, Suite 1175
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1467
telephone: 801-530-0004
Web site: http://www.lds.org/pa/display/0,17884,8003-1,00.html

Churches of Christ-Good Servant

Members of the Churches of Christ for Scouting
401 Cypress, Suite 406
Abilene, TX 79601
telephone: 325-674-3739
e-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.goodservant.org/

Community of Christ (World Community Program Series) - Path of the Disciple

Scouting Liason
Forefront Ministries
1001 West Walnut Street
Independence, MO 64050
telephone: 816-833-1000 or 800-825-2806, ext. 1374
Web site: http://www.forefrontministries.org

Eastern Catholic - Light Is Life: Pope Pius XII

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

Eastern Orthodox - Alpha Omega

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]
Web site: www.praypub.org
Additionally: www.eocs.org

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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

General Church of the New Jerusalem (The New Church) - Open Word Award

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

Hindu - Dharma, Karma

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

Islamic - In the Name of God

Mr. Aunali Khalfan
80-08 51st Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373
telephone: 718-779-6505
fax: 718-446-4370

Jewish - Ner Tamid: Etz Chaim

Local council service center, or
National Jewish Committee On Scouting,e-mail: Chairman -AT- JewishScouting.org
Web site: http://www.jewishscouting.org or http://www.scouting.org, 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

Lutheran - God and Church: God and Life

Local council service center, or:
www.nlas.org, 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

Meher Baba - Compassionate Father

Committee for Meher Baba and Scouting
912 Ninth Avenue South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
telephone: 843-272-3498

Moravian - God and Country

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

Polish National Catholic Church - Love of God (Milosc Boga); God and Country (Bog I Ojczyzna)

PNCC Committee On Scouting
Richard O. Daum
11 Everett Place
Wayne, NJ 07470
telephone: 973-694-9457
e-mail: [email protected]
See also: Talk:Religious Emblems#Polish National Catholic Church

Presbyterian Church in America - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org
Or, www.presbyterianscouters.org

Protestant and Independent Christian Churches - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org
Or, www.scouting.quaker.org

Roman Catholic - Ad Altare Dei: Pope Pius XII

Local council service center, diocesan Scout office, or BSA Supply Division (telephone: 800-323-0732)
or National Catholic Committee on Scouting
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
telephone: 972-580-2114
Web site: http://www.nccs-bsa.org

The Salvation Army - God and Church: God and Life

P.O. Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313
Eastern Territory
telephone: 914-620-7427
Central Territory
telephone: 847-294-2112
Southern Territory
telephone: 404-728-1363
Western Territory
telephone: 310-544-6434

Scientist Church of Christ - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

United Church of Christ - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

United Methodist - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org
Or, www.naums.org

United Pentecostal Church International - 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]
Web site: www.praypub.org

Unity Churches - Light of God

P.O. Box 610
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
telephone: 816-524-7414

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
telephone: 732-972-6527
e-mail: [email protected]


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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