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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 his parents.

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.

Any boy 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 Presentation ideas.

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  This site is no longer maintained but is an interesting snapshot of an early Scouting web site.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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