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Religious
Emblems

African Methodist
African Methodist
   Episcopal Zion
Armenian Church
Armenian Apostolic
Assn. Unity Churches
Baha'i
Baptist
Buddhist
Christian Church
Christian Science
Church of Christ
Eastern Catholic
Eastern Orthodox
Episcopal
New Jerusalem
Hindu
Jewish
Latter Day Saints
Lutheran

Meher Baba
Moravian
Polish Natl. Catholic
Presbyterian
Protestant
Quaker
Reorganized LDS
Roman Catholic
Salvation Army
United Methodist

United Church Christ
Zoroastrian

Religious Awards
BSA Knot Awards

Other BSA Awards

 

Religious Emblems - Reference Data

Religious emblems are for all members of the BSA that wish to pursue them.  The Youth Awards are earned through work with the individual religious unit and the requirements for each are set by the church and not by BSA.  Once earned, the award is generally presented by the church or religious group but may also be recognized by the Scout unit at an event such as a Court of Honor or Troop meeting or Pack meeting.    This award may be earned as a youth, or presented to an adult that is nominated.  Once earned as a youth, the knot may be displayed on the uniform from that time forward.  If a Scout earns the youth award and as an adult later is presented the adult award as well, both knots may be worn.

PINS for KNOTS:Youth Religious pins worn on knot

For each faith, a specific set of requirements is published and is established by the religious faith and not by BSA.   For a listing of resources for each of the religious faiths that participate in this program, see the information in the table and links below.  A youth that has earned the award more than once at different youth levels of scouting may also wear pins that indicate how the know was earned.  Only a single youth knot may be worn.

Example of Youth Religious Knot with Pins:
 signifying that Religious Emblem was earned
as both a Cub Scout and Boy Scout

 

Note:  Many of the different medals and materials are supplied through an independent group known as "PRAY"

Programs of  Religious Activities with Youth.

Their website contains pictures of the specific medals that are issued in affiliation with the religious groups. 
 
The Youth and Adult Knots are the only recognitions issued by the BSA.

 

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION

Award Names and Availability

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CUB SCOUT WEBELOS SCOUT BOY SCOUT VENTURER, OLDER BOY SCOUT ADULT SCOUTER
African Methodist Episcopal Church God and Me God and Family God and Church God and Life God and Service P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
African Methodist Episcopal Zion  Church God and Me God and Family God and Church God and Life God and Service P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
ARMENIAN CHURCHES: DIOCESE OF THE ARMENIAN CHURCH OF AMERICA
(Eastern Diocese)
Saint Gregory Saint Gregory Ararat Ararat None D.R.E.
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America,
630 Second Avenue,
New York, NY 10016;
212-686-0710
ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA
(Western Prelacy)
None None Saint Mesrob Saint Mesrob None Armenian Apostolic Church of America, Western Prelacy,
4401 Russell Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90026;
213-663-8273
ASSOCIATION OF UNITY CHURCHES None God in Me Light of God Award Nomination None Distinguished Youth Service The Association of Unity Churches
P.O. Box 610,
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063;
816-524-7414
BAHA’I Unity of Mankind Unity of Mankind Unity of Mankind Unity of Mankind None Baha'i Committee on Scouting,
Baha'i National Center, Education and Schools Office,
1233 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847-733-3495
BAPTIST God and Me

The God and Me emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
God and Family
God and Church
God and Life
Good Shepherd Nomination
P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
BUDDHIST Metta Metta Sangha Sangha None National Buddhist Committee on Scouting,
701 East Thrift Ave., Kingsland, GA 31548 912-729-6323
fax: 912-729-1699
e-mail:
bcascout@eagnet.com
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(Disciples of Christ)
God and Me

The God and Me emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
God and Family
God and Church
God and Life
God and Service Nomination P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH God and Me

The God and Me emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
God and Family
God and Church
God and Life
St. George Episcopal Nomination P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE God and Country
God and Country
God and Country
God and Country
None P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
CHURCHES OF CHRIST Joyful Servant
Grades 2-5
Joyful Servant
Grades 2-5
Good Servant Good Servant Faithful  Servant Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting, ACU,
Box 27938,
Abilene, TX 79699
915-674-3739
e-mail:
mccs@bible.acu.edu
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (LDS) None Faith in God On My Honor On My Honor On My Honor LDS Scouting
LDS Relationships,
36 South State Street, Suite 1175,
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1401
801-530-0004
EASTERN ORTHODOX Saint George
No. EOMB
The Saint George emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
Chi Rho
No. EOFB
Alpha Omega
No. EOCB
Alpha Omega
No. EOCB
Prophet Elias Nomination* Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting

P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org

EASTERN CATHOLIC Parvuli Dei

Students in first and second grades may earn the Light of Christ emblem
Parvuli Dei
Light Is Life
Pope Pius XII
Saint George Roman Catholic Nomination
Diocesan Scout Office, or National Catholic Committee on Scouting,
1325 W. Walnut Hill Ln,
P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079 972-580-2114
EPISCOPAL God and Me

The God and Me emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
God and Family
God and Church
God and Life
St. George Episcopal Nomination P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
GENERAL CHURCH OF THE NEW JERUSALEM
(The New Church)
None None Open Word Award Open Word Award Open Word Award Chairman, Boy Scout Relations Committee, General Church of the New Jerusalem,
P.O. Box 277,
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
215-938-2542
fax: 215-938-2617
HINDU Dharma Dharma KARMA

 

KARMA Dharma Saathi North American
Hindu Association
847 East Angela Street
Pleasanton, CA
94566-7568
Phone & Fax:
(925) 846-3811
E-Mail: HinduDharma@attbi.co
ISLAMIC Bismillah Bismillah In the Name of God In the Name of God Allaho Akber National Islamic Committee for Scouting,
P.O. Box 51931, Indianapolis, IN 46251-0931
JEWISH Aleph

Tiger Cubs may earn the Maccabee emblem.
Aleph
Ner Tamid
Etz Chaim
Shofar Nomination
National Committee on Jewish Scouting

P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
LUTHERAN God and Me

The God and Me emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
God and Family
God and Church
Living Faith
Lamb Nomination

Servant of Youth

National Lutheran Association of Scouters

P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
MEHER BABA Love for God

The Love for God emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
Love for God Compassionate Father Compassionate Father The Ancient One Committee for Meher Baba and Scouting,
912 Ninth Avenue South,
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582;
803-272-3498
MORAVIAN None None God and Country God and Country The Order of David Zeisberger The Moravian Church,
Drawer Y,
Winston-Salem, NC 27108;
910-722-8126
POLISH NATIONAL CATHOLIC Love of God
(Milosc Boga)
Love of God
(Milosc Boga)
God and Country
(Bog I Ojczyzna)
God and Country
(Bog I Ojczyzna)
Bishop Thaddeus F. Zielinski Mr. Arthur Wyglon,
115 Heather Hill Drive,
West Seneca, NY 14224;
716-674-2394
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)
God and Country Program Series
God and Me

The God and Me emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
God and Family
God and Church
God and Life
God and Service Nomination National Association of Presbyterian Scouters

P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
PROTESTANT
(Available to any Christian denomination.)
God and Me

The God and Me emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
God and Family
God and Church
God and Life
God and Service Nomination P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (Quakers) That of God
That of God
Spirit of Truth
Spirit of Truth
Friends Emblem P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
World Community Program Series
None
(Use of
God and Me is approved.

Contact P.R.A.Y.)
Light of the World Liahona Life and World International Youth Service Award Nomination Director of Scouting, R.L.D.S.,
The Auditorium,
P.O. Box 1059,
Independence, MO 64051
816-833-1000
ROMAN CATHOLIC Parvuli Dei

Students in first and second grades may earn the Light of Christ emblem
Parvuli Dei
Light Is Life
Pope Pius XII
Saint George Roman Catholic Nomination

Silver Saint George
Diocesan Scout Office, or National Catholic Committee on Scouting,
1325 W. Walnut Hill Ln,
P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079 972-580-2114
THE SALVATION ARMY
God and Me
Silver Crest
God and Family
God and The Salvation Army God and Life Scouter’s Award Nomination The Salvation Army,
P.O. Box 269, Alexandria, VA 22313 Eastern Territory,
914-620-7427
Central Territory,
847-294-2112
Southern Territory,
404-728-1363
Western Territory,
310-544-6434
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST God and Me

The God and Me emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
God and Family
God and Church
God and Life
God and Service Nomination P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
UNITED METHODIST God and Me

The God and Me emblem may be earned as early as first grade.
God and Family
God and Church
God and Life
God and Service Nomination National Association of United Methodist Scouting

P.R.A.Y.
8520 Mackenzie Road, Suite 3,
St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone:
800-933-7729
e-mail: info@praypub.org
ZOROASTRIAN None None Good Life Good Life
Until 21
None The Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York,
c/o Mrs. Villy Gandhi, Corresponding Secretary,
The Good LifeProgram,
704 Harristown Road, Glen Rock, NJ 07452 201-445-3917
fax: 201-445-3917
e-mail:
villy@cybernex.net

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