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Religious Emblems Courses Scheduled- 2016 dates to be updated soon!

posted Nov 16, 2014, 7:12 PM by Sarah McKann   [ updated Jan 3, 2016, 6:02 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher ]

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For those Scouts interested, the God and Me and God and Family Religious Emblems courses will begin in February.  The God and Me course, available to the Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Scouts, will begin February 5th at the People's Baptist Church.  The God and Family course, available to Webelos I and Webelos II Scouts, will begin February 4th at Brook Hill United Methodist Church.  The God and Me course will begin at 6:30 pm and the God and Family course will begin at 6:00 pm.  Both classes will last approximately one hour.  

To sign up for the God and Me course, please contact Alan Ashley at  Please contact LeMoyne Fletcher at to sign up for the God and Family course.  Again, approximately 47 percent of our current pack membership have received this award.  We have had many new members join since our last courses.  If your Scout did not have a chance to take one of these courses earlier and plans to continue onto Boy Scouts, I highly recommend he takes advantage of these upcoming courses.  Everyone who attended, including the adults who sat in on the courses, really enjoyed them.    

Here is a summary of the awards and more specific information can be found at the links below. 

Religious Emblems recognize youth and adults who demonstrate
faith, observe the creeds or principles of the faith, and give service.

Many religious-faith groups have programs of intensive religious education for individual Wolf, Bear,Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. 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 boys 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.
The silver square knot on a purple background No. 05007 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 uniformsCub ScoutBoy ScoutVenturing, and Scouters. Adult leaders can also be recognized with an Adult Religious Emblem which is a purple knot on a silver background No. 05014.

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.

Greater detail on the program can be found at: