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2 Welcome to the “R.E.C. Best Practices” Webinar Presentation!

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17 1 st – Know Your Resources. 2 nd – Understand Your Responsibilities

18 1 st – Know Your Resources. 2 nd – Understand Your Responsibilities 3 rd - Develop a Plan of Action

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24 ● Clickable Chart ● Duty to God Brochure / Printable Chart ● Frequently Asked Questions

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26 ● Clickable Chart ● Duty to God Brochure / Printable Chart ● Frequently Asked Questions ● How to Get Started

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29 ● Clickable Chart ● Duty to God Brochure / Printable Chart ● Frequently Asked Questions ● How to Get Started ● REC Video

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31 ● Clickable Chart ● Duty to God Brochure / Printable Chart ● Frequently Asked Questions ● How to Get Started ● REC Video ● Additional Resources (praypub.org/rec)

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51 1 st - Know Your Resources 2 nd – Understand Your Responsibilities

52 PURPOSE: Encourage all youth to earn the emblem of their faith Promote religious emblems usage like BSA promotes other youth advancement Establish goals and track the number of religious emblems to be completed every year Begin by Understanding the Purpose of Religious Emblems Coordinator Positions Encourage All Youth to Earn the Religious Emblem(s) of Their Faith Promote Religious Emblems Usage Like the BSA Promotes Other Youth Advancement Establish Goals and Track the Number of Religious Emblems To Be Completed Every Year

53 WHY? Religious Emblems reinforce BSA values Improve relationships with religious chartered partners Establish relationships with potential Religious partners And, Don’t Forget the “Why” of Religious Emblems ● Make a Difference in Lives of Scouts & Families Involvement in Religious Emblems Makes a Positive Difference in the Lives of Scouts & Their Families Religious Emblems Reinforce Scouting Values Improve Relationships with Religious Chartered Partners and Others Establish Relationships with Potential Religious Chartered Partners and Others

54 UREC Responsibilities 1.Serve as a member of the unit committee. Participate regularly in committee meetings and planning events. Keep the religious emblems program before the committee as well as unit completion rates. Encourage the nomination of adults for religious recognitions offered by many of the faith groups.

55 UREC Responsibilities 1.Serve as a member of the unit committee. 2.Acquaint all youth with the religious emblems program and the emblems available from their faith group. Use exhibits, posters, progress charts, etc. to keep religious emblems on the minds of Scouts and leaders in the unit. Provide faith-specific information on available religious emblems. Work with unit leadership to plan presentations for packs, dens, troops, patrols, crews, etc.

56 UREC Responsibilities 1.Serve as a member of the unit committee. 2.Acquaint all youth with the religious emblems program and the emblems available from their faith group. 3.Provide Scout families and clergy with an orientation to the religious emblems program and encourage their involvement. Plan presentations several times each year. If affiliated with a faith-based unit, meet with clergy and provide them with counselor materials.

57 UREC Responsibilities 1.Serve as a member of the unit committee. 2.Acquaint all youth with the religious emblems program and the emblems available from their faith group. 3.Provide Scout families and clergy with an orientation to the religious emblems program and encourage their involvement. 4.Urge all youth in the unit to earn the religious emblem(s) of their faith. Knowing about the emblems (#3) and seeing other Scouts earn them will increase usage.

58 UREC Responsibilities 5.Disseminate information to the unit’s Scouts and Scouters about any district or council religious emblems activities, retreats, camps, etc. as well as available congregational classes. Maintain regular communication with the Council and District REC’s to learn of events. Watch for local announcements by faith groups. Use , unit websites, unit meetings, and special unit events to raise emblems awareness.

59 UREC Responsibilities 5.Disseminate information to the unit’s Scouts and Scouters about any district or council religious emblems activities, retreats, camps, etc. as well as any available congregational classes. 6.Promote religious emblems usage like BSA promotes other youth advancement. Include religious emblems presentations at Courts of Honor, Blue & Gold Banquets, etc. as well as at houses of worship. Set up exhibits at all events attended by parents.

60 UREC Responsibilities 5.Disseminate information to the unit’s Scouts and Scouters about any district or council religious emblems activities, retreats, camps, etc. as well as any available congregational classes. 6.Promote religious emblems usage like BSA promotes other youth advancement. 7.Coordinate the establishment of goals and track the number of religious emblems completed. Track completions on a progress-toward-goal poster, display board, etc. Share unit goals / results with the District REC.

61 UREC Responsibilities 5.Disseminate information to the unit’s Scouts and Scouters about any district or council religious emblems activities, retreats, camps, etc. as well as any available congregational classes. 6.Promote religious emblems usage like BSA promotes other youth advancement. 7.Coordinate the establishment of goals and track the number of religious emblems completed every year. 8.Serve as the unit’s liaison to the District Religious Emblems Coordinator.

62 Yes, As the Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator, You Should… 1 st – Know Your Resources

63 Yes, As the Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator, You Should… 1 st – Know your resources. 2 nd – Understand Your Responsibilities

64 Yes, As the Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator, You Can… 1 st – Know Your Resources 2 nd – Understand Your Responsibilities 3 rd - Develop a Plan of Action

65 Here’s a plan of action to get you started. It incorporates the UREC responsibilities The complete document may be found at:

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67 Enlist the UREC who understands the value of religious emblems and is committed to increasing usage. Work with the Unit Committee to recognize, promote, and track religious emblems usage as a form of advancement. Serve as key leader for educating and involving Scouts, parents, and clergy.

68 Set RE completion goals for the unit. Discover, promote, and support existing op- portunities to complete RE’s. Encourage clergy to offer RE classes. Recognize that certain seasons lend them- selves to RE studies with completion set for Scout Sunday/Sabbath, but encourage ongoing involvement in RE’s.

69 Equip and energize the UREC with local training as well as on line via sites such as Encourage the UREC to interact with other UREC’s locally as well as on sites such as Facebook. Involve Scouts, Chaplain Aides, other Scouts, Unit Chaplains, parents, clergy, other UREC’s, DREC’s, and CREC’s.

70 Use creative tools to visualize progress toward religious emblems goals. Keep graphic depictions up-to-date and placed in high traffic areas.

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73 Use every available tool to educate and motivate, such as: Unit newsletters Unit & CO websites Congregational mailouts and orders of worship Courts of Honor, banquets, other special events Print & electronic media Publicize RE completions in the Scout units as well as the congregations

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77 No. Both positions are needed. As you see below from the latest edition of the Handbook for Chaplains and Chaplain Aides in Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews (to be found at: Charter_Partners/Religious.aspxhttp://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Membership/ Charter_Partners/Religious.aspx), only #5 deals directly with religious emblems. 5. Encourage Scouts and Venturers to participate in the religious emblems program of their respective faith.

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