Promoting Scouting programs to all religious organizations.
The religious emblems programs are created by the various religious groups and faith traditions who partner with the BSA to encourage youth to grow stronger in their faith. The BSA has approved these programs and allows the recognition to be worn on the official uniform, but each religious organization and faith tradition—not the Boy Scouts of America—develops and administers its own curriculum and emblems.
Religious emblems signify the work one completes learning about their faith tradition and its customs. These programs are graduated programs that teach youth or serve as ministry through curricula developed by leaders and educators in their own faith. Most traditions have multiple emblems for each Scouting program that align with requirements for Duty to God Adventures, Scout Spirit, and the Venturing TRUST Award. Similar to other advancements within BSA.
- Duty to God Program Information
- Review the Frequently Asked Questions about Religious Emblems Programs
- Learn How to Get Started on these programs
- See our chart of Religious Emblems Programs
- Additional resources available for the Religious Emblems Coordinator
- BSA Resources
- Calendar of Religious Dates
- Scout Sabbath and Sunday Services
- National Catholic Committee on Scouting
- International Catholic Conference of Scouting
- National Buddist Committee on Scouting
- Islamic Council on Scouting
- National American Muslim Association on Scouting
- Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
- Members of the Churches of Christ for Scouting
- National Association of United Methodist Scouters
- National Association of Presbyterian Scouters
- National Lutheran Association of Scouters
- National Jewish Committee on Scouting
- Northeast Jewish Committee on Scouting
- Unitarian Universalist Scouters Organization