A Cub Scout can easily earn religious awards provided he has the help of a parent or a close family member. Your Cub Scout can proudly wear this knot and the religious emblem medal on his uniform. Here’s how to get them going.
Parents acquire the appropriate religious emblem (award) workbook according to your denomination and the age/grade of your Cub Scout. The workbooks are an age-appropriate publication with religious topics and activities to review and accomplish. These are available from the Buckeye Scout Shop or from Pray Publishers, www.praypub.org, or 800-933-7729. For more information about Catholic Religious Emblems, see www.nccs-bsa.org.
The Council Shop stocks the most commonly required workbooks for Cubs. These are:
- Light of Christ – Catholic Tigers & Wolves.
- Parvuli Dei (Children of God) – Catholic Bears & Webelos.
- God & Me – most Protestant denominations for grades 1,2 and 3.
- God & Family – most Protestant denominations grades 4 & 5.
- For others go to www.praypub.org and search by denomination/faith and by age/grade.
Workbooks are completed by the Cub or Webelos Scout over a few weeks or months with the advice, encouragement and help of his parent/close family member. Upon completion of the workbook, there is a review and/or sign-off by the Scout, the parent and the Pastor or other church official. The submittal of the completion/signoff sheet or cards from the workbook depends on the denomination. Follow the instructions in the workbook used. However, Catholic Scouts in the Youngstown Diocese should contact Leo Kohler at the Council Office at 330-580-4272.
The Pack, the parent or the particular Church, upon completion of the workbook requirements, orders medals and religious emblems knots.
The Catholic Committee on Scouting does the ordering for Catholic Awards, which are personally presented to each Cub Scout by the Bishop of his Diocese. The parent or the Pack can order religious emblems knots. Knots are ideally presented to the Catholic Cub Scout in his home parish by special arrangement with the pastor. Knots can be presented again (or at least acknowledged) at a Pack Meeting.