A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. BSA has a Square Knot for youth who complete a religious program and a different Square Knot for adult recognition. The various religious groups administer the programs and recognition.
Baptist partner with the P.R.A.Y. Program to provide a Bible-based religious emblems program. This program offers 5 separate youth Religious Awards. Each program is designed for a specific age group.
The Good Shepherd Emblem is a national recognition for adults who have rendered outstanding service to Baptist youth through their church and one of the national youth-serving agency.
The Baptist Unit Award of Excellence is a three level program that recognizes exemplary units chartered to Baptist Churches. Quality units with a leadership team committed to ministry become an integral part of the Church's outreach to the community. They have a positive impact on Scouts and their families and they rarely become dropped units.
The Jesus and Me curriculum introduces Jesus as the Son of God in familiar terms so that young children can see Jesus in their own day-to-day experiences as a storyteller, teacher, friend, and healer.
The God and Me curriculum is designed to help children become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of “God and Me” together.
The God and Family curriculum is designed to help youth understand the importance of family and God’s role in a healthy family.
The God and Church curriculum is designed to lead youth on a three part faith journey.
The God and Life curriculum is designed to help students understand their call to a life of discipleship.
Curriculum Goals To provide opportunities for young people to:
The Association of Baptists for Scouting is offering an additional recognition for youth who earn one or more of the PRAY Program Awards. To request award certificates, complete the application and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Contact the Association of Baptists for Scouting and we will also send out Letters of Recognition to Eagle Scouts associated with Baptist Churches.
Purpose: The Baptist Unit Award of Excellence is a three level program that recognizes exemplary units chartered to Baptist Churches. Quality units with a leadership team committed to ministry become an integral part of the Church's outreach to the community. They have a positive impact on Scouts and their families and they rarely become dropped units.
Recognition: Units that earn the recognition are award a certificate and a ribbon. Individual Scouts may purchase the unit award patch. To qualify for the recognition the unit must meet eight of the following requirements during the current charter year, including all requirements marked with an asterisk (*) Note: This award is a three level award. In the first year units earn the level 1 recognition. In succeeding years they may earn the level 2 and level 3 recognitions. Each successive award must be earned within two recharter years of the previous level recognition (not more than six years).