Parvuli Dei Emblem
The "Parvuli Dei" is a program
developed by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) for
Bear and Webelos Cub Scouts of the Catholic faith.
This is a
parish and family oriented program in which the Cub Scout works with
Its purpose is to help young boys explore a
wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in
their daily lives as members of their family and parish, and also to
develop a good positive self-image through the contributions they
can make to the group or community.
can work for the Parvuli Dei emblem if he is a registered Cub Scout
of Catholic faith. Note: Requirements can be adjusted to the
specific needs of the handicapped
The program activities are simple ones.
They are family oriented, and much of the success of the program
depends upon the parents or other adult who acts as an advisor to
the child. There are five steps, and these are usually completed in
about five months.
It is necessary
that each participating Cub Scout have an individual Parvuli Dei activity
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 Parvuli Dei 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 some ideas on the presentation of this emblem, see
For more information, contact one of the
- Your local Catholic Committee on
- Your local Boy
Scout service center to find the CCS contact