Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: CHANGES TO HINDU YOUTH RELIGIOUS AWARDS
CHANGES TO HINDU YOUTH RELIGIOUS AWARDS
Gary M. Haas
Fri, 2 Oct 1998 11:51:13 -0400
I noticed that the new revision of the "A Scout is Reverent" poster has a
change to the Dharma Award for the Hindu youth. In the past, the award was
offered only to 4th and 5th grade youth. However, the new poster has the
Dharma Award offered for all grade levels.
I contacted the North American Hindu Association (NAHA) regarding this
information. I received a reply from Minal Hajratwala, who is the Vice
President of the NAHA, who stated that the Dharma Award has been adapted so
it is suitable for Scouts at all levels, not just Webelos. The information
I received stated the award is most suitable for ages 7 to 13. The award is
approved for use by the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the
U.S.A. I have three Hindu boys in our Troop that missed the program as a
Webelos, so now they can work on this.
The NAHA has a form-type letter order form that we can order the program
material from. Workbooks cost $6.00. Additionally, they offer the Dharma
Saathi adult mentor award book for $6.00; and other Hindu related material.
To contact them:
North American Hindu Association, Inc.
411 Park Avenue, Suite 202
San Jose, Ca. 95110
Phone: (408) 993-0397
Gary M. Haas
SA, Troop 615, Evans, Ga.
Kiokee District Religious Programs Coordinator
used to be a fox, SR-230, working my ticket!