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Light of Christ Emblem

The "Light of Christ" is a program developed by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) for Cub Scouts and Tiger Cubs of the Catholic faith.

This is a parish and family oriented program in which the Cub Scout works with his parents.

Its purpose is to have the Scout develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as a real person and his friend. This type of relationship will help him to better understand and appreciate Christ's love and concern for him. Through the active assistance and participation of the Scout's parent in this program, it is hoped that he will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend.

The objectives of the program are as follows:

  • To support the role of the parents as the primary catechists of their children.
  • To have the Scout identify Jesus as a real person and as his friend.
  • To foster early family religious involvement.
  • To be a stepping stone toward Parvuli Dei and the other religious emblems, when the parents are involved.
  • To serve as a catalyst to draw the parents into a deeper involvement with the church, through the child.

To be eligible to work on the Light of Christ program, a Scout must be a registered Tiger or Wolf Cub Scout of the Catholic faith. To receive the Light of Christ emblem, all requirements are to be completed before the Scout starts the third grade. Note: Requirements can be adjusted to the specific needs of the handicapped.

It is necessary that each participating Cub Scout has an individual Light of Christ record book.  Most Scout service centers stock these manuals. Your local Boy Scout service center can put you in touch with the Catholic Committee if needed.

Upon completion of the program, the Cub Scout is presented with the Light of Christ emblem. This is a pendant suspended from a bar. The BSA has authorized the wearing of this emblem on the Cub Scout uniform. The appropriate Scout knot can be worn on the uniform to indicate that the emblem was earned. For more information, contact one of the following:

  • Your local Catholic Committee on Scouting
  • Your local Boy Scout service center to find the CCS contact


The web site is a legacy site of the Viking Council BSA, now Northern Star Council.  
This site was the original council site and was active from 1996 to 2002 and run by volunteers.  As the web became more important to Scouting, the council took over with paid staff.  This site is no longer maintained but is an interesting snapshot of an early Scouting web site.    You can share your comments
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