Youth Award - Worn by youth and adult members who received a religious emblem as a youth member.
Adult Award - Worn by adults who received a religious award as an adult.
Religious Emblems Program Available to the Boy Scouts of America
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.
To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.
For more information about Religious Emblems Programs:
- Review the Frequently Asked Questions about Religious Emblems Programs
- Learn How to Get Started on These Programs
- See a chart of Religious Emblems Programs and contact information for Each Religious Group
Locations for Obtaining Award Requirements, Workbooks, & Emblems:
- Monmouth Council Scout Shop – Workbooks, Youth Knots, & Adult Knots only
- Programs of Religious Activities with Youth Note: Many of the different award medals and materials are supplied through an independent group known as “PRAY” – Programs of Religious Activities with Youth. Their website contains pictures of the specific medals that are issued in affiliation with the religious groups. The Youth and Adult Knots are the only recognitions issued by the BSA.
From BSA National
- Duty to God – includes contact information and awards for each religious entity
- Calendar of Religious Dates
National Religious Resources regarding Family Scouting
- Association of Baptists for Scouting
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- National Catholic Committee on Scouting
- United Methodist Church