Religious Emblems may be worn by youth or adult members who earned the knot as a youth member, above left pocket. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem.
Many religious-faith groups have programs of intensive religious education for individual 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.
The Religious Emblems programs are administered by various religious institutions and recognized, but not sponsored, by the BSA. In some denominations, four different awards may be available. For instance, here are the non-denominational Protestant Award programs from PRAY Publishing: http://www.praypub.org
Pack 3258 often participates with Valley View United Methodist Church and Knox Presbyterian Church to facilitate the Protestant Religious Awards Programs. We hope to work with Valley View UMC to offer the program in the 2015-2016 school year.
The PRAY Program Awards:
“God and Me” is for Tigers, Wolves, and Bears. It is designed to help children become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of “God and Me” together in four lessons: God Created Me, Jesus is God’s Gift to Me, I Can Talk with God, and Because God Cares for Me, I Can Care for Others.
“God and Family” is for Webelos. It is designed to help youth understand the importance of family and God’s role in a healthy family. There are six lessons: We are God’s Family, Family & Spiritual Heritage, Our Talents and Gifts, We’re Loved No Matter What, Being in God’s Family Helps Us When Things are Tough, and Sharing in God’s Family.