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GENERAL CHURCH OF THE NEW JERUSALEM

(THE NEW CHURCH)

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YOUTH EMBLEMS:

TIGER CUBS None

CUB SCOUTS None

WEBELOS SCOUTS None

BOY SCOUTS Open Word Award

SCOUTS/VENTURERS (14 & OLDER) Open Word Award

ADULT AWARDS: None

ABOUT THE EMBLEMS:

Open Word Award: The Open Word Award may be earned by Boy Scouts and older Scouts. To fulfill the requirements for this religious emblem, the Scout must:

1. Be active in the faith of the New Church and regularly attend church services

2. Be at least a First Class Scout and be active in his Troop

3. Write a brief outline of how the Boy Scout Oath and Law agree with the Doctrine of Charity

4. Perform a Church or community service project of ten hours or more

5. Read a brief history of the Church

6. Write a biography of Emanual Swedenborg and list and describe his theological writings

7. Select and memorize a passage from the Word that is appropriate for the opening or closing of a formal Troop ceremony and recite it at a suitable ceremony.

8. Organize and lead a worship service at a camp or other Troop activity.

SCOUTING ASSOCIATIONS:

Boy Scout Relations Committee

General Church of the New Jerusalem

P. O. Box 278

Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania 19009

RESOURCES:

Boy Scout Relations Committee, General Church of the New Jerusalem, The Open Word Award

General Church of the New Jerusalem, The New Church, A Brief View

Please contact the addressee below for more information.

WHERE TO WRITE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Chairman, Boy Scout Relations Committee

General Church of the New Jerusalem

P.O. Box 278

Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania 19009

(215) 947-4661


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