USSSP: A Scout's Duty to God and Country
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ARMENIAN CHURCH OF AMERICA (EASTERN DIOCESE)

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YOUTH EMBLEMS:

TIGER CUBS God and Me

CUB SCOUTS Saint Gregory

WEBELOS SCOUTS Saint Gregory

BOY SCOUTS Ararat

SCOUTS/VENTURE (14 & OLDER) Ararat

ADULT AWARDS: None

ABOUT THE EMBLEMS:

God and Me: The God and Me Emblem may be earned as early as 1st Grade. For more detailed information concerning the requirements of the God and Me religious emblem, look under the heading "Protestant" in Part 3 of this book.

Saint Gregory: The Saint Gregory Emblem may be earned by Webelos Scouts in Grades 4 and 5 and takes about two years to complete. Cub Scouts working on the Saint Gregory Emblem learn about:

1. Their relationship to God starting with an understanding of Genesis.

2. The history of the Armenian Church.

3. The liturgy of the Armenian Church including the four parts of Badaraks.

4. How they are a part of the Church through participation, home life, and the celebration of feasts.

5. Symbols used in the Armenian Church.

6. The Church Community, including the early church and current activities.

7. How to do God's work through Christian service, including a service project.

Ararat: The Ararat Emblem may only be earned by Scouts and Venturers who have earned the rank of first class or who have been in Exploring for at least a year. The program includes church history, church practices, history, Christian witness, world outreach, fellowship, citizenship and service and is divided into three sections of study. Each section includes:

1. Christian Faith with emphasis on the Church calendar and lectionary, Sacraments, Church calendar, Church history and prayer.

2. Christian Witness.

3. World Outreach.

4. Service Projects (two are required).

5. Christian Fellowship.

SCOUTING ASSOCIATIONS:

None known at this time.

RESOURCES:

Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, The Ararat Award Program Book for Boy Scouts, Department of Religious Education, 630 2d Avenue, NY (1983).

Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, The St. Gregory Award Program Book for Cub Scouts - Webelos Scouts, Department of Religious Education, 630 2d Avenue, NY (1989).

Please contact the addressee below for more information.

WHERE TO WRITE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Youth Director, Diocese of the

Armenian Church of America

630 Second Avenue

New York, New York 10016

1-212 686-0710

 


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