SAMPLE RELIGIOUS AWARD
PRESENTATION CEREMONY FOR POSTS
The Explorer Post President or designated Post Emcee may use the following:
Ladies, Gentlemen, and Explorers, during our annual parent-explorer banquet (or awards meeting) we have recognized the leadership and accomplishments of many of our Post's Explorers. Today/tonight we also want to call special attention to the commitment that one our Explorers has demonstrated to the Explorer Code - "I will, therefore, be faithful in my religious duties and will maintain a personal sense of honor in my own life."
The presentation may be made more impressive by displaying a large replica of the religious emblem square knot (can use a photographic enlargement or make a replica with purple felt and rope painted silver).
___________ please come forward and then turn to face the Post.
For the past ___ months _________________ has engaged in a very rigorous and challenging program of personal religious growth with his religious advisor. During the program he/she demonstrated his/her commitment and growth through service, study, discussion, and self-examination. After much hard work he/she has received the right to wear the religious emblem of his/her faith on his/her Scout uniform and was presented with a medal by his religious advisor ___ weeks ago. ___________, like all Scouts who have received a religious award, he/she may now wear Scouting's universal religious award square knot on his/her Scout uniform and may continue to wear it as an Adult later in his life.
Award is presented by Post President, Awards Chairman or Advisor.
___________, we know you will wear this square knot centered over your left pocket with pride. Congratulations on your accomplishment. You have lived the Explorer Code well. You may return to your seat.
Almost every religious body in the United States has a religious emblems program open to Explorers, Girl Scouts, 4-H and Campfire Incorporated. We encourage all Explorers to consider participating in this program. If any other Explorers in this Post 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.