Religious Life

Religious Emblems

"A Scout is Reverent." All Scouts show this by being faithful in their duty to God. Some go further and give special service. This can qualify them for a religious emblem. Such an emblem is not a Scouting award. It is conferred on a Scout by their religious leader. Each faith has its own requirements for earning its emblem. Listed below are some valuable resources for Scouts interested in learning more about their faith and earning their religious emblem.

Rancho San Joaquin Religious Emblems Coordinator:

Mike Bergler (

Religious Emblems Resources

Protestant Churches Religious Emblems

National Buddhist Committee on Scouting

National Catholic Committee on Scouting

Light of Christ

Designed for 6-7 years old Cub Scouts

Parvuli Dei

Designed for 8-10 years old Cub Scouts.

Ad Altare Dei

Designed for any youth of the Roman Catholic Faith who is registered in a Scouts BSA Troop or Crew.

Pope Pius XII

Designed for Venturing Crew Members and Scouts BSA Members 15 years old and older.

The North American Hindu Association

National Jewish Committee on Scouting

P.R.A.Y. Publishing (Protestant)
  • Assembly of God
  • African Methodist Episcopal
  • African Methodist Episcopal Zion
  • Baptist
  • Brethren
  • Church of God
  • Christian Missionary Alliance
  • Christian Missionary Episcopal
  • Cumberland Presbyterian
  • Disciples of Christ
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Episcopal
  • Independent
  • Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
  • Lutheran
  • Mennonite
  • Nazarene
  • Presbyterian Church in America
  • Pentecostal
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)
  • Reformed
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Methodist Church
  • Wesleyan