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A Scout Is Reverent Toward God


A Scout is reverent. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

To encourage Scouts to grow stronger in their faith, many religious groups have joined with the Boy Scouts of America to develop multiple religious emblems programs. The BSA has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform.

One of the most recent programs to receive official BSA approval is the Jain Community of North America. Jainism is an Indian religion that focuses on healthy living through practices such as vegetarianism, yoga, meditation and environmentalism.

You can work toward earning a religious emblem in your own religion by obtaining a specialized booklet and reviewing the materials with a parent. You won’t work with your Scout leader on this; instead, you’ll go straight to your own religious organization.

Contact your religious organization directly to get started. Click here for a chart of religious emblems supported by the BSA.

Click here to register for the Jain religious emblem award.

You can also learn more here. (Click on “Recognitions/Emblems” in the top-left corner.)

Comments about “A Scout Is Reverent Toward God”

  1. Universalist says:

    Excellent, very nice website and the publication offering innovative opportunities to youth who are tomorrow’s citizens.
    Thanks for this facility.

  2. AJ says:

    Important principles at all times

  3. Anonymous says:

    cool

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