USSSP: A Scout's Duty to God and Country
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LUTHERAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH EMBLEMS:                                                                         RESOURCE PACKET NO.[1]

 

      TIGER CUBS                                               God and Me                T33604, T33603, T33606

      CUB SCOUTS                                              God and Me                T33604, T33603, T33606

      WEBELOS SCOUTS                                    God and Family           T33597, T33598, T33595

      BOY SCOUTS                                              God and Church          T33599, T33600, T33596

      SCOUTS/EXPLORERS (14 & OLDER)        Lutheran Living Faith  S33637, C33636, M33601

 

UNIT RECOGNITION:                                 Lutheran Recognition of Excellence Award

 

ADULT AWARDS:                                        Servant of Youth[2]        

                                                                           Lamb Award[3]               17-303

 

ABOUT THE EMBLEMS:

 

God and Me:  For more detailed information concerning the requirements of the God and Me religious emblem, look under the heading  "Protestant" in Part 2 of this book.

 

God and Family:  For more detailed information concerning the requirements of the God and Family, religious emblem, look under the heading  "Protestant" in Part 2 of this book.

 

God and Church:  For more detailed information concerning the requirements of the God and Church religious emblem, look under the heading  "Protestant" in Part 2 of this book.

 

Lutheran Living Faith:  The requirements for the Lutheran Living Faith Emblem are divided into activity areas, each with a required activity, electives and a service project of between 15 and 30 hours.  The activity areas include:

 

1.    Faith - The required activity focuses on Baptism, the Lord's Supper, Communion and the relationship of the sacraments to faith and life.  Elective choices (the Scout must choose two) include studying the wonders of creation; the Apostle's Creed; Bible readings; a presentation on the influence of faith on daily living; preparing a church bulletin board identifying the location of Lutheran colleges, universities, seminaries and national offices of your church bodies; or a project approved by the Scout's counselor.  Recommended service projects (the Scout must choose one) include helping teach younger children; making a poster to be displayed in church;, identifying and interviewing three members of the congregation and two who are not concerning how faith affects daily living; or an activity approved by the Scout's Counselor.

 

2.    Worship - The required activity focuses on how worship in church, family devotions and private prayer have helped the Scout grow as a Christian person.  Elective choices  (the Scout must choose two) include planning a worship that will be part of several important events in the Scout's life (baptism, confirmation, wedding, 50th wedding anniversary and funeral); making a color chart  that includes the names of the seasons of the church year, their colors, and their themes; visiting a worship service in the congregations of three other denominations; drawing or constructing a model of the interior of the Scout's church;, or an activity approved by the Scout's counselor.   Recommended service projects (the Scout must choose one) include assisting or serving in worship services; making a brochure that explains how money is used by the congregation;, writing a program or schedule for family and/or private devotions in the Scout's home (and carry it out);   planning and leading an opening devotion or worship experience for the Scout's congregational youth group or another organization the Scout belongs to; or an activity approved by the Scout's counselor.

 

3.   Personal Witness - The required activity focuses on ways Christians can witness their faith in Christ.  Elective choices  (the Scout must choose two) include interviewing someone other than the pastor who shares his/her faith with others; inviting three people who are not active in church to attend church; finding information on famous martyrs of the faith in the history of  church or writers of hymns; collecting information about a vocation that may be of interest for the Scout's life's work; interviewing a person who is a member of a local Al-Anon, Al-a-Teen, Teen Challenge or similar group; or an activity approved by the Scout's counselor.  Recommended service projects (the Scout must chose one) include taping or videotaping sermons or services and playing them for shut-ins or those sick; helping to organize or participating in fund-raiser for a deserving cause; contacting individuals in the congregation who are physically limited in some way and arranging to help them with projects they cannot complete; researching and preparing a presentation on drug or alcohol abuse, treatment, programs of drug prevention; participation in a Servant Event sponsored by the Scout's church body; or an activity approved by the Scout's counselor.

 

4.   Congregational Outreach -  The required activity focuses on programs sponsored by the Scout's church body or in cooperation with other Lutheran church bodies or agencies intended to minister to people in need in your community.  Elective choices (the Scout must choose two) include writing to Lutheran World Relief and asking for information on places in the world that the Lutheran Church is involved in helping people in need and communicating them to the Scout's Congregation;   meeting with the Scout's congregational social ministry committee and learning how the congregation is reaching out with help to others in the community; serving as an advisory member of your congregation's social ministry, evangelism or other committee; participation in an evangelism effort; learning about the congregation's mission statement or an activity approved by the Scout's counselor.   Recommended service projects (the Scout must chose one) include participating in the Scout's congregation's effort to collect clothing, food and/or household items and distribute them to persons in need; finding out how the church body makes know to legislators its views on pending legislation and informs its members about such legislation; inspecting the Scout's church to find ways to make it more accessible to people who have various physical limitations; participating in a Servant Event sponsored by the Scout's church body; developing a service project for the Scout's congregation in response to a community need; or an activity approved by the Scout's counselor.

 

5.   Commitment - A final requirement is that the candidate complete and sign the statement of commitment found in the Lutheran Living Faith Resource Packet.

 

CRITERIA FOR UNIT AWARD:

 

Lutheran Recognition of Excellence Award;  To earn the Lutheran Recognition of Excellence Award, a Scout unit must have within the past twelve (12) months (since the last charter renewal), the unit shall have accomplished the following:

 

1.   Earned the Quality Unit Award of the Boy Scouts of America.

 

2.   Fifty percent or more of the registered and eligible youth members of the unit were enrolled in or completed the appropriate Religious Growth Program for their age level and religious affiliation.

 

3.   The Pastor appointed a Religious Growth Counselor or served in that capacity for the God and Me, God and Family (Lutheran), God and Church (Lutheran) and Lutheran Living Faith programs.

 

4.   The unit participated in the local Lutheran congregation's Scout Sunday observance, preferably with all youth members and leaders in uniform.

 

5.   The unit provided regular worship opportunities when away from the home congregation on Sundays for camping trips and other outings and provided the appropriate religious setting for banquets, ceremonies and other unit events.

 

6.   The Scouting Coordinator and Unit Leader or Committee Chairman of the unit shall be communicant members of a Lutheran congregation.

 

SCOUTING ASSOCIATIONS:

 

      National Lutheran Association of Scouters   Membership Fees:             Regular         $  12 yearly

      8520 MacKenzie Road,                                                                             Contributor          50 yearly

      St. Louis, Missouri 63123-3453                                                                  Century           100 yearly

      http://www.nlas.org                                                                                   Lifetime          250 once

                             

 

RESOURCES:

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Exploring and Your Youth Ministry: Lutheran, No. 23-538 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Fact Sheet: Scouting for Lutheran Youth, No. 2-545 (1995).

       

      BSA, Relationships Division, Lutheran Living Faith Counselor Manual, No. 33636.

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Lutheran Living Faith Student Manual, No. 33637.

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Scouting: A Good Place for Ministry, No. PS-J-95591 (1991).

 

      Lutheran Church Supplement, The (for the God and Church emblem)

 

      Lutheran Committee on Civic Youth Agency Relationships, "Lutheran Living Faith Candidate's Workbook (revised by Ted Schroeder) (1991).

 

      Lutheran Committee on Civic Youth Agency Relationships, "Lutheran Living Faith Counselor's Manual (revised by Ted Schroeder)(1993).

 

      Lutheran Committee on Civic Youth Agency Relationships, "Servant of Youth" Volunteer Adult Recognition (1993).

 

      Lutheran Committee on Civic Youth Agency Relationships, The Lamb Award (1993).

 

      National Lutheran Association of Scouters, Lutheran Recognition of Excellence.

 

      National Lutheran Association of Scouters, Lutheran Recognition of Excellence: A Unit Award (1991).

 

      National Lutheran Association of Scouters, Secure Your Future and Ours (1991).

 

      National Lutheran Association of Scouters; The Lutheran Scouter (Quarterly Newsletter).

 

      Additional resources may be found under the heading "Protestant" in Part 2 of this book.

 

WHERE TO WRITE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Lutheran Committee on Civic Youth Agency Relationships

Board for Youth Services

1333 South Kirkwood Road

St. Louis, Missouri 63122-7295

 

Or

 

National Lutheran Association of Scouters

8520 MacKenzie Road

St. Louis, Missouri 63123-3453

 

Or

 

P.R.A.Y.

P.O. Box 6900

St. Louis, Missouri 63123

1-800-933-PRAY
 

 

[1]      These numbers are in the following order:  Student, Counselor, and Mentor.  These numbers are for the new Religious Emblem Guides, replacing previous materials.  Scouts and Counselors may continue to use older resource materials until supplies are exhausted. Note:  There is a special Lutheran supplement to the God and Church emblem material.  Note:  There is a special Lutheran supplement to the God and Church emblem material.

 

[2]     For recognition of at least 5 years of service to a Civic Youth Agency affiliated with a Lutheran Congregation.

 

[3]      For recognition of at least 10 years of service to a Civic Youth Agency affiliated with a Lutheran Congregation.

 


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