Archdiocese of New York
National Youth Religious Emblems
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers
The Light of Christ emblem can be earned by Tiger and Wolf Cub Scouts.
The Parvuli Dei emblem can be earned by Bear and Webelos Cub Scouts.
Cub Scout emblems are completed in a family setting with assistance of a trained Religious Emblems coordinator from your /local parish.
These programs take approximately two months to complete.
Cub Scouts receive their square knots and emblems (medals) in their local parishes and Cub Scout packs.
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If you have previously earned a religious emblem and lost or damaged it, contact the national office for replacement options.
BOY SCOUTS / VENTURERS
The Ad Altare Dei emblem can be earned by Roman Catholic Boy Scouts.
The Light is Life emblem can be earned by Eastern Catholic Boy Scouts.
The Ad Altare Dei and Light is Life emblems are completed during scheduled meetings led by a trained Religious Emblems Counselor, with outside homework, and take approximately 5-7 months to complete.
The Pope Pius XII emblem can be earned by older Boy Scouts and Venturing crew members.
The Pope Pius XII emblem is completed at scheduled meetings led by the participants, and moderated by a trained Religious Emblems Moderator, with outside homework. It takes approximately 9-12 sessions (4-6 months) to complete.
Upon completion, each candidate will meet with a Board of Review to discuss what the Scout/Venturer has learned.
After this review, the Scout/Venturer will receive a BSA religious square knot at an appropriate unit presentation (Unit Meeting, Court of Honor), and the religious emblem (medal) at the next annual Emblems Ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is usually held on a Sunday in the spring after Easter.
To Get Started
HOW TO BECOME A TRAINED RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS COUNSELOR FOR CUB &
BOY SCOUT PROGRAMS:
Archdiocese of New YorkCatholic Committee on Scouting
The Family of God program is the official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S.A. for children ages 7-9, who are enrolled in the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
The Family of God is an activity series developed to complement the catechetical efforts of the parish and families with children in the second and third grades. This religious emblem is usually presented in the local parish.
The I Live My Faith program is designed to help Girl Scouts, ages 9-11, appreciate more deeply the place that God and religion occupy in their daily life. This religious emblem is usually presented in the local parish.
Through Mary, the First Disciple (Marian Medal), young Catholics (ages 12-15) will grow in appreciation of Mary and in understanding themselves. They will meet Mary in Scripture as a young teenager and will follow her journey, as she becomes a woman and the Mother of God. This religious emblem (medal) is usually presented at the next annual Emblems Ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is usually held on a Sunday in the spring after Easter.
The Spirit Alive program is designed for Catholic youth in high school who are in the Senior level of Girl Scouts. It assists them in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in the church’s ministry. This religious emblem (medal) is usually presented at the next annual Emblems Ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is usually held on a Sunday in the spring after Easter.
Copyright © 2006
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