Emblem of the Month - Religious Awards



To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

Information from the BSA:




The medals are usually only worn on special occasions, pinned immediately above the top of the left pocket flap of the uniform shirt.

A silver square knot on a purple background is permanently displayed on the uniform above the left pocket to denote that the wearer has received the corresponding award as a youth. If a religious award is earned as a Cub Scout, the square knot device for youth may be worn on all subsequent uniforms: Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venture, and Scouter. A knot device may be used to indicate during which level of Scouting the award was earned.


More information, promotional materials, and asdf may be found at the non-denominatoinal, not-for-profit organization Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.), including the Duty to God Promotion Patch which is awarded for learning about or promoting religious emblems.