USSSP: A Scout's Duty to God and Country
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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)        God and Life             T33609, T33610, T33605

 

UNIT RECOGNITION:                                 Award of Excellence[2]

 

ADULT AWARDS:                                        God and Service       17-107

 

ABOUT THE EMBLEMS:

 

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

 

CRITERIA FOR UNIT RECOGNITION:

 

Presbyterian Unit Award of Excellence:   The purpose of the Presbyterian Unit Award of Excellence is to recognize outstanding Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Scout Teams, and Explorer Posts and Ships chartered to Presbyterian congregations and associated organizations that have met criteria established by the National Association of Presbyterian Scouters.  The criteria for the award are that within the past twelve 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.   Thirty percent (30%) 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 serves as the Religious Growth Counselor for the God and Me, God and Family, and God & Country programs or appoints another qualified person to serve in that capacity.

 

      4.   The unit participated in the local Presbyterian congregation's Scout Sunday observance, preferably with all youth members and leaders in uniform; plus one additional Sunday.

 

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

 

      6.   The chartered organization representative and unit leader or committee chairman of the unit shall be active members of a Presbyterian congregation.

 

      7.   Performed a service project of several hours duration and of significant contribution to the church.

 

      8.   Have designated a Chaplain and/or a Chaplains Aid for service to the unit.

 

SCOUTING ASSOCIATIONS

 

      National Association of Presbyterian Scouters                         Membership Fee:  $10.00

      C/O:  P.R.A.Y.

      P.O. Box 6900

      St. Louis, Missouri 63123

 

RESOURCES

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Youth Group Exploring:  A Program of Youth Ministry Under the Presbyterian Auspices for Local Congregations in Liaison with National Association of Presbyterian Scouters (NAPS),       No. 23-867 (1992).

 

BSA, Relationships Division, Fact Sheet: Scouting for Presbyterian Youth, No. 2-966 (1995).

           

      National Association of Presbyterian Scouters (Brochure) (1991).

 

      National Association of Presbyterian Scouters, The Presbyterian Unit Award of Excellence (1993).

 

      Presbyterian Counselor Supplement (for the God and Church emblem)

 

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

 

WHERE TO WRITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

National Association of Presbyterian Scouters

Russ Fury, Chairman

911 Minnesota Avenue

Oceanside, California 92054

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 Presbyterian Counselor Supplement to the material for the God and Church emblem.

 

[2]      For more information on the Presbyterian Unit Award of Excellence write to:  National Association of Presbyterian Scouters, Unit Award Committee, P.O. Box 112087, Carrollton, Texas 75011-2087.

 


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