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1 Religious Awards Or Duty to God and the Twelfth Point in practice

2 Overview A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. The religious emblems programs are programs created by the various religious groups to encourage youth to grow stronger in their faith. The religious emblems programs should be presented to youth members and their families as an optional program for them to complete through their religious organization

3 Basic steps for starting First, youth members must obtain the specific booklet for their religion. Second, parents must review the specific guidelines for their particular program. Third, families should talk to their religious leaders and show them the booklet before beginning any program. Fourth, the member needs to complete the requirements.

4 Where do I find the information? wards.aspx wards.aspx Religious institution Council Religious Emblems Coordinator David Hiles at (412) 344-4439 or via email at District Religious Emblems Coordinator Chris Sokiera at (412) 487-3825 or via email at Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator

5 So what is a Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator? The position is responsible for the following: 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 the 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. 5. Disseminate information to the Scouts and Scouters about any district or council religious emblems activities, retreats, camps, etc. 6. Promote religious emblems usage like BSA promotes other youth advancement. 7. Coordinate the establishment of unit goals and track the number of religious emblems completed every year. 8. Serve as the unit’s liaison to the District Religious Emblems Coordinator.

6 Can adults earn religious awards? Yes, they can Nomination only, self nomination is not allowed in most cases. In recognition of leadership in the religious organization and service to youth both for the religious organization and community.

7 Baden Powell Thoughts I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness does not come from being rich, nor merely being successful in your career, nor by self- indulgence… Religion is essential to happiness. This is not a mere matter of going to church, knowing Bible history, or understanding theology. Religion... means recognising who and what is God, secondly, making the best of the life that He has given one and doing what He wants of us. This is mainly doing something for other people.

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