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YOUTH EMBLEMS                                                                        RESOURCE BOOKLET[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

 

ADULT AWARDS                                         God and Service       77-062

 

ABOUT THE MENTOR PROGRAM

 

        For each of the God and Me, God and Family, God and Church, and God and Life religious emblem programs there is an adult mentor resource booklet that provides a parallel course of personal growth for the Scout's adult partner and has specific requirements for the adult to complete as the adult works with the Scout. 

 

        An adult mentor may be a parent, guardian, or other adult approved by the Scout, the Scoutís parent(s) or guardian(s) and the Scoutís religious emblem program counselor.

 

        Adult mentors are asked to answer a series of questions, some of which may require soul-searching, many of which present challenges and personal growth opportunities.  During the course, the adult will also have time to reflect on his/her own spiritual growth and discuss a number of subjects with his/her religious advisor.  An adult can expect to learn and grow in faith as much or more than the Scout.

 

        Adults completing the mentor program are recognized with the award of a lapel pin for civilian wear. (This does not entitle the mentor to wear the adult religious award recognition square knot).

ABOUT THE EMBLEMS

 

God and Me:   The God and Me program is designed for children six to eight years old who wish to participate in the religious emblems programs of their church.  These children will be helped to learn how to express their views of God and their faith in God; see, and experience God as a gracious, loving father; and understand how to grow beyond self-centeredness into consideration of others.

 

The requirements for this program have recently been revised and include a parallel program for adult mentors to participate with youth members (parents, guardians, or church members may, but are not required, to participate as mentors).  The new requirements for the youth program and related adult mentor program are outlined below.

 

You will need to purchase the program material to participate in the program.  The outline is provided only to give you an idea of what areas are covered by the requirements.

 

Youth Program

 

      1.   Me:  The Story of My Life:  

 

            a.   Self Awareness

            b.   Family

            c.   Home

            d.   People that help me learn

            e.   Learning and celebrating Godís love

            f.    Project (Choose one of three listed)

 

 

 

      2.   God:  The Story of Jesus' Life:  

 

            a.   Why was Jesus born

            b.   When was Jesus born

            c.   Where Jesus went to school

            d.   Where Jesus lived

            e.   How Jesus died

            f.    The Resurrection

            g.   How Jesus is with me

            h.   Project (Choose one of three listed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.   The Story of Jesus and Me Together: 

 

      a.   Forgiveness

      b.   Thanksgiving

      c.   Iím helpful

      d.   The story of Zachaeus

      e.   Jesus shared Godís love with children

      f.    Project (Choose one of three listed)

 

Adult Mentor Program

 

1.   Me: The Story of My Life

     

      a.   Self Awareness

      b.   Reflections

      c.   Learning

      d.   Child/Mentor Association

      e.   Activity (One of three listed)

      f.    Meet with advisor

            1]   Mentor/child discoveries

            2]   Child/mentor

 

2.   God: The Story of Jesusí Life

 

      a.   Reflection

            1]   Relationship with Jesus

      b.   Bible Passages

            1]   Mentor

            2]   Mentoring

            3]   Mentorship

      c.   Expectations of Mentor from Child

      d.   John 3:16

      e.   Reflection

      f.    Activity (One of three listed)

      g.   Meeting with advisor

            1]   Discovery about Jesus

                  a]   Mentor

                  b]   Youth

 

 

 

 

3.   God and Me: The Story of Jesus and Me

 

      a.   Reflection

      b.   Learning about Jesus

            1]   Working pages in booklet

            2]   Sharing with youth

      c.   Church family

            1]   What I can do

      d.   Child Awareness

            1]   Other adults who have helped

      e.   Project (Choose one of three listed)

      f.    Meet with advisor

            1]   Review of highlights

                  a]   Challenging

                  b]   Rewarding

                        c]   Appreciation and learning

 

God and Family:  This program is designed for Scouts who are nine or ten years old. 

 

The requirements for this program have recently been revised and include a parallel program for adult mentors to participate with youth members (parents, guardians, or church members may, but are not required, to participate as mentors).  The new requirements for the youth program and related adult mentor program are outlined below.

 

You will need to purchase the program material to participate in the program.  The outline is provided only to give you an idea of what areas are covered by the requirements.

 

Youth Program

 

 1.  My Family

 

      a.   Families are a gift from God

 

      b.   The story of Moses

 

      c.   Mary & Joseph care for Jesus

            1]   Luke 2:41-52

 

      d.   Families forgive and accept each other

 

      e.   Project (Choose one of three listed)

 

2.   My Family of Friends

 

      a.   Friends help a paralyzed man

      b.   A friend helps Jesus

      c.   Shadrach, Meshack, Abednego

      d.   Jesus teaches about friendship

      e.   Jesusí friends

      f.    My prayer

      g.   Project (Choose one of three listed)

 

3.   My Church Family

     

      a.   Bothers and sisters in God

 

      b.   Worship together

 

      c.   Help others

 

      d.   Tells People about God

 

      e.   Project (Choose one of three listed)

Adult Mentor Program

 

1.   My Family: Reflection

 

      a.   Preparation for role

            1]   Reflection

            2]   Child/mentor association

            3]   Memories

            4]   Todayís life

      b.   Workbook session

      c.   Activity (Choose one of three listed)

      d.   Meet with advisor

            1]   Child/mentor discoveries

            2]   Mentor/child discoveries

 

2.   My Family of Friends

 

      a.   Reflection

            1]   Model of friendship (Jesus)

            2]   Friends (yesteryear and today)

            3]   Bible passages (John 4:1-42

            4]   Activity (Choose one of three

                  listed)

            5]   Meet with advisor

 

3.   My Church Family

     

      a.   Reflection

            1]   Youth expectation

            2]   Mentorís expectation

      b.   Bible passages

            1]   Family, a mentor

            2]   Friends, a mentor

            3]   Jesus teaches about mentoring

      c.   Activity

      d.   Witness

      e.   Project

      f.    Meet with advisor

            1]   Review highlights of program

            2]   Personal reflection (Challenges and  

                   rewards)

            3]   Learning (Child and Mentor)

              4]   Appreciation

 

God and Church:  This program is designed for Scouts who are eleven, twelve or thirteen years old. 

 

The requirements for this program have recently been revised and include a parallel program for adult mentors to participate with youth members (parents, guardians, or church members may, but are not required, to participate as mentors).  The new requirements for the youth program and related adult mentor program are outlined below.

 

You will need to purchase the program material to participate in the program.  The outline is provided only to give you an idea of what areas are covered by the requirements.

 

Youth Program

 

1.   God at Work

      a.   How God works through people

            1]   Luke 15:11-32 GNB

      b.   How God works through Jesus

      c.   How God is at work in Scriptures

            1]   Basic nature of the Bible

            2]   Content of the New Testament

            3]   Content of the Old Testament

      d.   Beliefs and practices of the Christian

            Faith

      e.   Keeping in touch with God

            1]   Bible reading

            2]   Godís expectations

 

 

 

 

2.   Christians at Work

      a.   Exploring Christians at work in the

            church

            1]   History and operation

            2]   Worship in your church

                  a]   Why it is important

            3]   Ministry of people in your

                  congregation

            4]   Work of minister

            5]   Volunteering

      b.   In my town

            1]   Outreach ministry

            2]   Community helping agencies (visit

                   two)

            3]   Visit another religious group

            4]   Volunteer service to community

      c.   Beyond my town

            1]   History of denomination

            2]   Supporing educational institutions

      d.   In the world

            1]   Mission work

            2]   On being a missionary

            3]   Work being done at missions

            4]   Interdenominational cooperation         

Adult Mentor Program

 

1.   God at Work

      a.   Reflection

      b.   Bible passages

      c.   Reflection

      d.   Good News and Godís love

      e.   Keeping in touch with God

      f.    Meet with advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.   Christians at Work

      a.   Reflection

            1]   Our youth activities

            2]   Comparisons

                  a]   Today and yesteryear

            3]   Describe your church

            4]   How has church helped you

        b.   Meet with advisor               

 

God and Life:  This program is designed for Scouts who are 14 years old or older.  

 

The requirements for this program have recently been revised and include a parallel program for adult mentors to participate with youth members (parents, guardians, or church members may, but are not required, to participate as mentors).  The new requirements for the youth program and related adult mentor program are outlined below.  You will need to purchase the program material to participate in the program.  The outline is provided only to give you an idea of what areas are covered by the requirements.  Note:  Lutheran Scouts should be working on the Lutheran Living Faith religious emblem program instead of the God and Life religious emblem program.

 

Youth Program

 

1.   God Calls All Kinds of People

      a.   Study

            1]   Doing Godís Will

            2]   Transformation by Godís Grace

            3]   Bible reading and self-examination

      b.   Reflection

            1]   God calls all kinds of people

            2]   Power of Godís forgiveness

            3]   Disciples

            4]   Church function

            5]   Career

      c.   Service

 

2.   God Doesnít Expect Us To Do It On Our

      Own

      a.   Study

            1]   Helping each other

            2]   Loyalty and devotion

            3]   Relationships

            4]   Examples for others

      b.   Reflect

            1]   Community of believers

            2]   Importance of Communion

            3]   Outreach programs

            4]   Friendship  

            5]   Mentors

      c.   Serve

            1]   Service Projects

 

3.   Resonse to the Call Of God

      a.   Study

            1]   Bible verses (personal choices)

            2]   Strengths of convictions

            3]   Baptism

            4]   Memorization

      b.   Reflect

            1]   Acceptance

            2]   Obstacles

            3]   Serving God

            4]   Baptism

      c.   Serve

            1]   Service projects.

 

4.   God Gives Strength to Face Adversity

      a.   Study

            1]   Bible verses (pain and suffering)

            2]   Trial and temptation

            3]   Power of prayer

      b.   Reflect

            1]   Difficult times

            2]   Challenges

            3]   Visitation

            4]   Praying

      c.   Serve

            1]   Service projects

 

5.   Godís Will

      a.   Study

            1]   Bible verses

                  a]   Glorification of God through

                         life

                  b]   Godís love and mercy

                  c]   Godís will

      b.   Reflect

            1]   Heroes

            2]   Memorization

            3]   Paulís life

      c.   Serve

            1]   Service projects          

Adult Mentor Program

 

1.   God Calls All Kinds of People

      a.   Your role as mentor

            1]   Special call from God?

            2]   Childís special insterests and skills

      b.   Reflection

            1]   As a youth

            2]   Comparison of student and self

            3]   Activities

                  a]   Comparison of student and self

 

 

 

 

2.   God Doesnít Expect Us To Do It On Our 

      Own

      a.   Never under estimate

            1]   Potential of young people

            2]   Potential of Godís ability to use us

      b.   Influences on youthís life

            1]   Positive

            2]   Negative

      c.   On being open and honest

            1]   Why canít we tell fellow believers?

            2]   Attitude wrong?

 

 

 

 

 

3.   Personal Response to Call from God

      a.   Paulís conversion

      b.   ďDamascus RoadĒ

            1]   Responding to call from God

      c.   Identify with a person from the bible

            1]   Who

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.   God Gives Strength to Face Adversities

      a.   Reaction?

      b.   Discouragement?

      c.   One focused on Christ

            1]   Emmulation

      d.   Talking with God

      e.   Todayís society

            1]   Child faces adversities

            2]   Prayer

 

 

 

 

5.   God Can Accomplish Great Things

      Through Those Willing to do Godís Will

      a.   Biblical hero

            1]   Self-examination

      b.   Great accomplishments

            1]   Why?

            2]   Godís role in them?

      c.   Childís accomplishments

            1]   Which ones suprise you

              2]   Which ones are you most proud of   

 

ADULT AWARDS:

 

For information concerning adult awards, please consult the listings under individual denominations.  Most awards require a minimum of five years of service within the church and to Scouting and are by nomination only.  Self or spousal nominations are not acceptable.  These awards are meant to be given to individuals whose acts of service call attention to themselves and are not available to Scouters at their own request.  Most award applications also request that the nominating party not discuss the nomination with the candidate for the award. 

 

SCOUTING ASSOCIATIONS:

 

Association of African Methodist Episcopal

    Scouters

Rev. Arties Phillips, Connectional Director

8323 South Paxton Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60617

      1-312-734-7866

National Association of Anglican and

    Traditional Catholic Scouters

The Rev. Robert W. Taggart II, Chairman

St. Thomas of Canterbury

Anglican Church in America

1480 South Grandview Avenue

      Dubuque, Iowa 52003

   

     Association of Baptists for Scouting

      Lt. Col. Ed. Brown, Chairman

      C/O Boy Scouts of America

      1325 West Walnut Hill Lane

      Post Office Box 152079

      Irving, Texas 75015-2079 or

      10900 Shady Hollow Drive

      Austin, Texas 78748-1818           

      1-512-280-8948

 

National Association of CME Church

    Scouters

Dr. Albert Ward

36660 Avondale Street

Westland, Michigan 48185-4060

      1-313-728-5489 

 

      Christian Church National Association of

          Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Camp Fire

          Leaders

      Terry Smith, President

      2004 Bluebonnet Drive

      Fort Worth, Texas 76111

      1-817-838-2222

 

      National Association of Presbyterian

          Scouters

      Russ Fury, Chairman

      911 Minnesota Avenue

      Oceanside, California 92054

 

 

 

 

 

Episcopal Advisory Committee on Scouting

Rev. Bill Hibbert, Chairman

3930 Point West Place, No. 261

Rapid City, South Dakota 57702-0624

1-605-342-4079

 

 

 

 

 

      National Association of United Methodist

          Scouters

      Buddy Davis, President c/o Rev. Byron White

      Director, Office of Civic Youth Engaging

          Agencies/Scouting

      P.O. Box 849

      Nashville, Tennessee 37202-0859

      1-800-509-4563

 

Friends Committee on Scouting

      Dr. Clarence Cunningham, Chairman

      924 W. Lakeridge Avenue

      Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075

      1-405-372-5892

 

      National Lutheran Association of Scouters

      Ray Hawn, Chairman

      8509 Camden Street

      Alexandria, Virginia 22308

      1-703-360-6960

 

      Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting

      ACU Station, Box 7618

      Abilene Texas 79699

      1-915-674-3739

      or

      Mr. Gene Linder, Chairman

      550 E. North 19th Street

      Abilene, Texas 79601

      1-915-673-7622

 

      National United Church of Christ Association

          of Scouters

      Mr. John Thompson, President

      4118 Crescent Drive

      St. Louis, Missouri 63129

 

RESOURCES:

 

Aftican Methodist Episcopal Church, Scouting in the Aftican Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church, 4300 Tacoma Blvd, Okemos, MI 48864-2767 1-517-349-1824).

 

      American Bible Society, The New Testament and Psalms in Today's English Version, 4th ed. (Scouting Edition), No. 02694 (1977) (Available at Scout Shops).

 

      BSA, Audiovisual Service, A Bridge to Faith, No. AV-004VHS (Evangelist Billy Graham).

 

      BSA, Audiovisual Service, Exploring and Your Youth Ministry, AV-498 (67 Slides).

 

      BSA, Audiovisual Service, Religious Emblems, No. AV-661R (slides and script on emblems available from all faiths).

 

      BSA, Audiovisual Service, The Twelfth Point, No. AV-949 (Filmstrip), No. AV-849C (Cassette) (Both the film and cassette give details about summer camp chaplaincy).

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Exploring and Your Youth Ministry: Any religious institution, No. 23-542 (1990).

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Exploring and Your Youth Ministry: AME, AME Zion, CME, No. 23-541 (1990).

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Exploring and Your Youth Ministry: Baptist, No. 23-540 (1990).

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Exploring and Your Youth Ministry: Church of the Nazarene, No. 23-535 (1990).

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Exploring and Your Youth Ministry: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), No. 23-542 (1990).

 

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

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Exploring and Your Youth Ministry: United Church of Christ, No. 23-543 (1990).

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Exploring and Your Youth Ministry: United Methodist, No. 23-537 (1990).

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, United Methodist Youth Ministry and Exploring, No. 17-212 (1983).

 

      BSA, Exploring Division, Youth Group Exploring:  A Program of Youth Ministry Under Presbyterian Auspices for Local Congregations In Liaison with the National Association of Presbyterian Scouters (NAPS) No. 23-667 (1992).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, , Chaplain's Guide for Scout Camps, No. 12038 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Fact Sheet: Scouting in Churches of Christ, No. 2-577 (1995).

 

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

     

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

     

      BSA, Relationships Division, Fact Sheet:  Scouting in Protestant Churches, No. 2-545 (1995).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, God and Country Program, No. 5-400 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, God and Service (Protestant)Recognition for Adults           (nomination), No. 17-107 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Good Shepherd  (Baptist) Recognition for Adults (nomination), No. 77-062 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Lamb Award (Lutheran) Recognition for Adults

            (nomination), No. 17-303 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Philosophy Statement, No. 5-202 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Religious Emblems Poster, No. 5-225 (1992).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Religious Emblems Quick Reference Chart, No. 5-206A (1992).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Religious Relationships Resource Manual, No. 5-215 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Scouting in Cooperation with Protestant Churches, No. 5-875 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, St. George (Episcopal) Recognition for Adults        (nomination), No. 17-108 (1992).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Summer Opportunities as a Scout Camp Chaplain Poster, No. 5-207 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, Summertime Ministry as a Scout Camp Chaplain, No. 5-214 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, The Church Serves Children, Youth, and Families Through Scouting, No. 17-111 (1990).

 

      BSA, Relationships Division, The Role of the Troop Chaplain and the Chaplain Aide, No. 5-216A (1990).

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Church Adult Mentor Program, No. 33605.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Church Counselor's Manual - Boy Scout or Varsity Scout, No. 33600.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Church Student Manual - Boy Scout or Varsity Scout, No. 33599.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Family Adult Mentor Program, No. 33595.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Family Counselor's Manual - Webelos Scout, No. 33598.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Family Student Manual - Webelos Scout, No. 33597.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Life Adult Mentor Program, No. 33605.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Life Combined Student/Counselor Manual - Older Boy Scouts and Explorers (through age 18), No. 33601.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Me Adult Mentor Program, No. 33606.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Me Counselor's Manual, No. 33603.

 

BSA, Supply Division, God and Me Student Manual - Tiger Cub or Cub Scout, No. 33604.

 

      Boy Scouts of America, Relationships Division, Youth Ministry Exploring, No. 5-938 (1992).

 

      Commission for Church and Youth Serving Agencies, Pathways to Worship (1986).

 

      National Protestant Committee on Scouting, Scouting Ministry (Quarterly Newsletter).

 

      National Protestant Committee on Scouting, When Scouts Worship: Worship Services,

            Guides, Resources, Hymns, Folk Songs, Fun Songs, Bethany Press: St. Louis (1968)

            God and Me, God and Family, God and Church, and God and Life religious emblems.

 

      P.R.A.Y., Pathways to Worship Song Leader (Cassette Tape)(1986).

 

United Methodist Church, Civic Youth Serviing Agencies/Scouting, Civic Youth Serving Agencies/Scouting Packet, No. CYS-500 (1995) (Replaces OSM and YES material)  Includes:

 

      Duties: CYSA/Scouting Coordinator

 

      Leaders and Faith Modeling

 

      National Association of United Methodist Scouters Application for Membership

 

      Saying Yes to the United Methodist Church

 

      The Bishopís Award of Excellence Brochure and Application

 

      The Cross and Flame Brochure and Application

 

      The Torch Award Brochure and Application

 

      Ziglar, Zig, Baptists and Scouting Building Values Together.

 

WHERE TO WRITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

National Protestant Committee on Scouting

Boy Scouts of America

Protestant Relationships, S226

1325 West Walnut Hill Lane

P.O. Box 152079

Irving, Texas 75015-2079

 

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.

 


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