Religious Emblems

A Scout is reverent. They are reverent toward God. They are faithful in their religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. The Scouting America Statement of Religious Principle “maintains that no member can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing an obligation to God.”

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed religious emblems programs. Scouting 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.

Duty to God/Religious Emblem Programs

Scouting America Religious Emblem Programs

Joliet Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting administers locally the National Catholic Committee on Scouting Religious Emblems

PRAY administers the Protestant/ Non- Denominational program

Religious Emblem Coordinators.

“Scouting America has approved the official position of Unit Religious Emblems Coordinator for adult registration in a Cub Scout pack, Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, Venturing crew, and/or Sea Scout ship. This adult is a unit committee member who promotes the religious emblems of one or more faiths with the unit’s youth members, and may also be a religious emblems counselor for a particular faith denomination’s awards program. … This particular position is considered a member of the unit committee, and has a special position patch for this particular role (available for purchase in our council scout shop).

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Chapel Renovation Sponsorship Opportunities

The Chapel at Rainbow Scout Reservation needs our help. This year, we are taking action and going forward with the Development of Faith in Our Youth restoration plan. This plan will include repairing the Chapel roof,cleaning and restaining the structure, adding new landscaping and an accessible entrance, as well as adding new benches and pews.

We are also using the campaign as a way to reinstall efforts into expending out religious opportunities to our youth. Programs such as our First Annual Interfaith Hike, expansion of the Religious Emblems program for both Youth and Adults, offset the costs of religious medals and ceremonies, and more.

We invite you to join us in this campaign and contribute to the restoration of this key structure at our RSR Camp.

A photo of a forest with an A-frame shaped building, also known as the RSR Chapel. There is a steeple and benches on and in the building