Faith is an important part of scouting and is reinforced in the 12th point of the Scout Law: A scout is reverent. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. Religious emblems programs are written, maintained and approved by the various faith communities - not by the BSA. BSA acknowledges the values of each of those programs, encouraging participation and presentation of the religious emblem on the BSA uniform. Program materials are faith-specific and written for specific age groups. Even if the members of your unit belong to different faiths, each member can earn the appropriate religious emblem for his/her faith. To get started...youth members must obtain the specific booklet for their religion. This booklet will contain information on the steps a scout must complete. Many of the workbooks are stocked at local scout shops or can be purchased online. A good resource for information about Religious Emblem Faiths is BSA's Duty to God and FAQs about Religious Emblems
Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator: Does Your Unit Have One?
The Unit Religious Emblem Coordinator is a unit committee position, for all scouting units, whether Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Crews, Sea Scouts and Explorers. The responsibility of the coordinator is to educate, motivate, evaluate, and facilitate the religious emblems program at the unit level. In addition to serving on the unit committee, a key function of the position is to serve as the liaison to the district religious emblem coordinator.
If you have any questions about the Religious Emblems Program or need help contact: