Re: Cub Scout Religious Knot
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Tue, 6 Oct 1992 09:02:36 CDT
As Michael recommended, please consult your Insignia Control Guide, there
are (at my last count) over 30 Cub Scout religious awards, and as many Boy
Scout and let us not forget that there also several adult religious awards.
The religious awards is NOT a BSA award. It is, however, the ONLY award
that is not BSA that is allowed to be worn on the official uniform. All
denominations (including Moslem, Islam, Roman Catholic, Jewish, etc.) have
different requirements for each level of the award.
Again, your Cub Scout Leaders Book; Scoutmasters Handbook; Insignia Control
Guide, and the actual pamphlet on Religious Awards makes this all very
clear. The unit does NOT work on the religious award. The church,
synagogue, mosque, etc. appoints someone to work with the boy(s) and
following the requirements (all set up by the individual religion itself,
and printed in manuals and pamphlets and workbooks) determines when the boy
has satisfactorily met the requirements. The church, etc. then awards the
award, after proper processing through their church's system, and it is
usually presented at a service. The boy (or adult) can then wear our
symbol of the award as previously described.
Hope this helps.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City