Religious Emblems

“A Scout is reverent.” All Scouts show this by being faithful in their duty to God. Some go further and give special service. This can qualify them for a religious emblem. Such an emblem is not a Scouting award. It is conferred on a Scout by his religious leader. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem.

Some of the emblems available are:

  • African Methodist Episcopal Church – God and Church; God and Life
  • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church – God and Church; God and Life
  • Anglican Catholic Church – Servus Dei0
  • Anglican Church in North America—God and Church; God and Life
  • Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Western Prelacy) – Saint Mesrob
  • Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese) – Ararat
  • Bahá’í – Unity of Mankind
  • Baptist – God and Church; God and Life
  • Buddhist – Sangha
  • Catholic, Eastern — Light Is Life; Pope Pius XII
  • Catholic, Roman—Ad Altare Dei; Pope Pius XII
  • Christian Methodist Episcopal Church – God and Churh; God and Life
  • Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Scientist)—God and Country
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) – On My Honor
  • Churches of Christ – Good Servant; Giving Servant
  • Community of Christ – Path of the Disciple; Exploring Community Together
  • Eastern Orthodox – Alpha Omega
  • Episcopal – God and Church; God and Life
  • General Church of the New Jerusalem (The New Church) – Open Word Award
  • Hindu – Dharma, Karma
  • Islamic – In the Name of God
  • Jewish – Ner Tamid; Etz Chaim
  • Lutheran – God and Church; God and Life
  • Meher Baba – Compassionate Father
  • Moravian – God and Country
  • National Association of Anglican and Traditional Catholic Scouters – God and Church; God and Life
  • Nazarene—God and Church; God and Life
  • Polish National Catholic Church – God and Country (Bog I Ojczyzna)
  • Presbyterian Church in America – God and Church; God and Life
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) – God and Church; God and Life
  • Protestant and Independent Christian Churches – God and Church; God and Life
  • Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) – Spirit of Truth
  • The Salvation Army – God and Church; God and Life
  • Unitarian Universalist Scouters Organization – Living Your Relgiion
  • United Church of Christ – God and Church; God and Life
  • United Methodist – God and Church; God and Life
  • United Pentecostal Church International – God and Church; God and Life
  • Unity Worldwide Ministries—Light of God; Fillmore Youth
  • Zoroastrian – Good Life

Online Resources

A complete listing of religious emblems, including contact information for the organizations that offer them, is available here.