What is the Religious Program?
“Duty to God” is part of the Scout Oath and the 12th point in the Scout Law.
One way to show Duty to God is to receive the religious Square Knot & the religious emblem of your faith. This knot, which is a silver knot on a purple background, will always be with you even as an adult leader.
There are Multi stages to the program and one example for the Protestant faith is:
- God & Me (grades 1,2,3)
- God & Family (grades 4 & 5)
- God & Church (grades 6,7,8)
- God & Life (grade 9,10,11,12)
A Scout starts with his current grade. You can do more than one part and receive a special device for your knot to show you have earned different levels. Each boy will work on his program with his parents or guardian along with his religious leader if required. A Scout counselor is available to help coach and guide him through the program.
How Do I get Started?
- Obtain a workbook for your faith which usually cost $3.50. You can pick one up at the council Scout shop or ask your counselor to help obtain one. The Troop has agreed to fund the cost of the books.
- Parents must review the guidelines because some faiths require an official member of the faith to participate with the youth. Other faiths like the Protestant program allows a trained counselor to review the work.
- Families should talk to their religious leader if they have one if there are any special requirements for their faith.
- Obtain the proper signatures for your faith after completing the work. Contact your counselor for proper ordering of the Scout knot and the religious pin for your faith which the Troop will cover the cost.
If you have any questions then please contact Mr. Steve Cianca or Mr. Rob Tucker.
You can also get more detail information from the P.R.A.Y organization which administrates the workbooks and awards at www.praypub.org.