Re: Religious Recognitions (Catholic)
Ian N Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Sat, 24 Feb 1996 13:01:41 +0000
Here in UK there are religious activity awards / proficiency badges ( =
merit badges) in both the Cub Scout and Scout programs. The guidelines
are very broad and can be interpretted to suit most faiths.
The Cub Scout Pack I work with is " sponsored " by a RC church and most
of the kids come from the local Catholic school , which here in UK is a
State ( public in the US sense ) school part-funded by the Catholic
church. However, we are also the local pack for the locality , and have
Moslems, Hindus and various Christian demoninations.
With agreement of parents and the parish priest we will be visiting the
local Hindu temple and our Hindu Cub Scout and his father will show the
Cubs around, and we will probably meet one of the temple officials.
Bippin will earn his " My Faith " badge , and the others will earn the "
World Faiths " badge. Likewise Bippin will be able to earn the " World
Faiths " badge by talking to the parish priest.
The RC Cubs are awarded their " My Faith " badge when they complete
confirmation classes and a few other requirements.
So far we have had a lot of support from both Father Michael and the
parents for this project.
Asst Group Scout Leader
25 Greenwich (Our Lady of Grace RC) Scout Group
Charlton, London UK
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