Religious Emblems Programs

The CubScout Promise is:

I, (say your name), promise
To do my DUTY to GOD
And my Country
To HELP other people, and
To OBEY the LAW of the Pack

Religious Emblems Program is for Cubscouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Scouters and also the Girl Scouts.  Because Scouting is open to all people reguardless of religious belief there is a patch that can recognize a person’s faith.  It is also a patch that can be earned as a youth and adult and worn on any uniform as they progress through the ranks.

I have always have been religious, but always had issues with the followers of any religion that seem to push beliefs that are not my own.  Hence, why I relate to the “A Scout is Reverent” part of the Boy Scout oath.  I believe that everyone should have an open mind and heart to people of other religions and beliefs.  If you walk into situations with this openeness, then a person will gain more knowledge and friends in the end.

(updated 10/28/10)
Part of the Bear Rank for my son is to either complete the Ways we Worship or Embelms of Faith.

This is a good chance for myself and Elliot to talk about a subject we generally don’t talk about.  Also, it is Knot that can be worn on all their uniforms going forward.  In our Unit, there is not anyone at this time who has earned it.

My hope is to have him complete all requirements by Scout Sunday.


About Adam R. Cox

Current Skyloo District Commissioner Current Skyloo District & Council Trainer Current Council Member at Large (Cascade Pacific Council) Former Tiger DL & CM of P221 in Pioneer District Former Skyloo District CS Roundtable Commissioner. Former Ast Council Commissioner for Commissioner Tools and Communication Former Pioneer District Training Chair WE1-492-09 Beaver W1-492-11 Bobwhite TG ASM Logistic W1-492-17-2
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One Response to Religious Emblems Programs

  1. jthoppe says:

    Good luck and go for it!!! I have been a proponent of the program since my sone earned his “God and Me” award as a Wolf scout. As a Bear he had to do the “Ways we Worship” requirement since he already earned the Cub version of the religious award. Since then, I have helped coordinate various sessions for five other boys (one of whom also had his Girl Scout sister participate) for God and Me. Currently all of our Webelos (first and second year) are working on God and Family. They are on track to be completed in early November so our first year Webelos can earn their Webelos rank at our November pack meeting.


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