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Religious Emblems Opportunity for Scouts in Pack 271

posted Sep 10, 2014, 8:14 PM by Sarah McKann   [ updated Sep 11, 2014, 6:05 AM ]

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For those Scouts interested, we will once again be offering the Religious Emblems courses.  The courses are available to the Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scouts and will begin in October.  Approximately 47 percent of our current pack membership have received this award and note that fewer Scouts receive it than do the rank of Eagle Scout.  Below are details on the types of awards available. 

Please contact your Cubmaster at if you are interested in signing up for a course and would like additional information. 

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 uniforms: Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, 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: