"How To Get Started Guide" at bottom of page.
Adult Religious Knot
Youth Religious Knot
"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. If you have any question on how to get started or what the requirements are please email the District Religious Emblems Coordinator (REC).
Most of the awards consist of bar pins, ribbons, and pendants, and are worn on the uniform above the left pocket on formal occasions. In addition, the Religious Emblem Square knot, shown at the top of this page, may be worn on the uniform over the left pocket by youth or adults who earned any of the religious awards. One or more miniature devices are affixed to the knot to indicate which level(s) of the award was earned.
For more information on the Youth Religious Emblem square knot patch, Click Here
For information on the devices which are attached to the knot, Click Here
Click on chart above to search by Faith, Agency or learn how to get started. If you have any question contact your District REC below.
For more information contact
the District Religious Emblems Coordinator (REC)
How Do We Get Started on These Programs?
- Youth members must obtain the specific booklet for their religion.
- Check with your council store or contact the religious organization directly.
- Each youth member needs his or her own booklet to document progress.
- Some religions offer adult manuals for counselors and mentors.
- Parents must review the program guidelines.
- Some programs require participants to be official "members" of the religious institution.
- Age/grade requirements vary from program to program.
- Each program sets its own guidelines as to who may serve as counselor. Some programs require clergy to serve as counselors; other programs allow parents or other family members to serve as counselors.
- Families should talk to their religious leaders and show them the booklet before beginning any program.
- Most programs require that they be completed under the auspices of that religious organization.
- Many programs require the signature of the local religious leader.
- The youth member needs to complete the requirements, obtain the proper signatures, and follow the instructions to order the emblem.
- These emblems are not available from your local council store (follow the instructions in your booklet).
- The emblem should be presented in a meaningful ceremony, preferably in the member's religious institution.