USSSP: A Scout's Duty to God and Country - Religious Emblem Presentation for Troop


The Senior Patrol Leader or designated Troop Emcee may use the following:

Ladies, Gentlemen, Scout Leaders and Scouts, during this Court of Honor we have honored those Scouts who have demonstrated achievement by earning Scout Ranks, Merit Badges and other awards. Tonight, we also want to recognize a Scout who has demonstrated his commitment to the Scout Oath and the Scout Law's twelfth point - "A Scout is Reverent". We have a very special presentation to make.

With dimmed lights, ask the troop to stand. Emcee lights a candle in front of a large replica of the religious emblem square knot (can be made with purple felt and rope painted silver).

Scout ___________ please come forward and then turn to face the Troop. Escorts, please bring __________'s parents forward to stand with their son.

We are very proud of ___________. For the past ___ months he has worked with both his family and his religious advisor to learn more about his religious faith and his "Duty to God." After much hard work and personal growth, he has received the right to wear the religious emblem of his faith on his Scout uniform and was presented with a medal by his religious advisor ___ weeks ago. ___________, like all Scouts who have received a religious award, he may now wear Scouting's universal religious award square knot on his Scout uniform and may continue to wear it as an Explorer Scout or Adult later in his life.

We now take great pleasure in presenting the religious emblem square knot to his parents (or guardians) in recognition of the role they have played in his religious growth. Mr. and Mrs. ___________, will you present your son with the religious emblem square knot? (Award is presented by Awards Chairman or Scoutmaster)

___________, we know you will wear this square knot centered over your left pocket with pride. Congratulations on your accomplishment. You have lived the Scout Oath and the Scout Law well. You may return to your seats.

Almost every religious body in the United States has a religious emblems program open to Boy Scouts, Explorers, Girl Scouts, 4-H and Campfire Incorporated. We encourage all Scouts to consider participating in this program. If any other Scouts in this Troop are interested in working toward the religious award of their own faith, please see _________________ (Awards Chairman) at the end of this meeting. He/she has information on the emblems and will make it available to you.

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