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


Several religions now offer special unit awards for units with high levels of participation in religious growth programs. They include units chartered by the following churches:

  • Baptist
  • Disciples of Christ
  • Jewish
  • Lutheran
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic
  • United Methodist

Generally the prerequisites for the award include a requirement that the unit be sponsored by the faith presenting the award, that a certain number of the leaders be from that church, and that a specified percentage of the Scouts in the unit participate in a religious growth program (not necessarily at the same church or in the same faith). Scouts in units receiving this award are presented with a special patch that may be worn as a temporary patch on the right pocket and with a streamer ribbon for their unit flag. Additional information concerning the requirements for these awards is presented in Part 2 of this book. For example, to find information about the Baptist Unit Award, you would turn to the "Baptist" section of Part 2.


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