USSSP: A Scout's Duty to God and Country - Religious Awards for Scouters


There are religious awards for adult Scouters, which are presented for exceptional service to boyhood through Scouting and the community for between 2 and 10 years depending on the religion (Our best information on tenure is indicated by the number in the parenthesis after the award. An "N" indicates that the nomination form does not require any specific tenure.). The criteria for these awards include service to the community outside of Scouting, service to Scouting and active involvement in the nominee's own religious organization. These awards cannot be sought or earned (unless indicated in parenthesis). In fact, the nomination forms for some awards include a caution that any efforts to obtain the award by the nominee will disqualify him or her from receiving the award. The awards available to adults include the following:

Association of Unity Churches Distinguished Youth Service Award ( 3)

Baptist Good Shepherd ( 5)

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) God and Service ( 5)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) On My Honor (Earned) (3+)

Churches of Christ Faithful Servant (10)

Eastern Orthodox Prophet Elias ( 8)

Eastern Rite Catholic St. George (10)

Episcopal St. George (10)

Islam Allaho Akber

Jewish Shofar

Lutheran Servant of Youth ( 5)

Lutheran Lamb (10)

Meher Baba Ancient One ( 2)

Moravian Order of David Zeisberger ( N)

Polish National Catholic Bishop Thaddeus F. Zielinski ( N)

Presbyterian Church (USA) God and Service Award ( 5)

Protestant God and Service Award ( 5)

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of LDS International Youth Service

Religious Society of Friends Friends Award

Roman Catholic Bronze Pelican ( N)

Roman Catholic St. George (10)

Salvation Army Salvation Army Scouter's Award ( N)

Unitarian Universalist Religion and Youth Award

United Church of Christ God and Service ( 5)

United Methodist Cross & Flame ( 5)

United Methodist Torch Award (10)

United Methodist God and Service ( 5)

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