Re: Baptist Pack/Troop Recognition
Edward W. Hammitt (ehammitt@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 20:38:06 -0400
ASSOCIATION OF BAPTISTS
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.
To qualify for recognition, a unit must meet eight of the following ten
requirements during the current charter year, including all requirements
marked with an asterisk.
* 1. The unit must have earned the BSA Quality Unit Award in the charter
year just completed.
*2. Thirty percent or more of the registered youth members in the unit must
actively be enrolled in or must have completed the appropriate religious
emblem for their age and religious affiliation.
3. The minister or qualified pastoral appointee must be involved as a
counselor in the God and Country religious emblems program.
4. The unit must participate in Scout Sunday at the Baptist church where it
*5.The unit must provide regular worship opportunities when away from home
*6. Either the unit leader or committee chairman must be an active member
of a Baptist church.
7. At least half of the unit committee members must be active in a Baptist
8. The unit must have completed at least one service project for the
chartered organization during the last twelve months.
*9. At least once each year, members of the unit must be instructed in the
meaning and responsibilities embodied in the "duty to God" principle of the
Cub Scout Promise, Boy Scout Oath and Law, or Explorer Code.
10. Boy Scout troops and Varsity Scout teams must also have at least one
chaplain aide. The unit must have a designated adult serving as unit
A certificate and award ribbon are provided at no cost to units that
complete the requirements for level one. A distinctive patch may be
purchased for each member of the unit.
Units that meet the requirements a second or third time within the next two
rechartering years or less receive a level-two or level-three certificate
and ribbon. They may also purchase level-two or level-three patches for
The minimum time required for a unit to qualify for all three levels is
three years. The maximum time can be no more than six years. No more than
two charter years can pass for a unit to qualify for a higher level. If
the unit does not reach the next level within the prescribed time, the
process may be started again.
Upon completion of the requirements, fill out the application form (no
77-328) and send it to the Association of Baptists for Scouting, P.O. Box
152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. Include payment for the number of patches
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