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Protestant Religious Emblems

Protestant Religious Emblems do not require a formal religious committee to be done. The focus of the programs is between the Scout, his family and his pastor. The program ust be taught under the auspices of the church.  Students are required to present their work to the pastor for final approval.  This does not mean that the pastor is the only one who can serve as counselor or teach a class.  The pastor may appoint a parent, Sunday school teacher, or other lay leader in the church to serve as an emblems program counselor.  But it is the pastor who approves the final work.  

Scouting in the Protestant Church


Once complete, the emblems are bought from P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth). *The P.R.A.Y. Programs are the religious recognition programs for Protestant churches. The following is a partial listing of the denominations that use the P.R.A.Y. series: African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Anglican Church in North America, Assembly of God, Baptist churches, Church of God, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Lutheran churches, Nazarene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian churches, Reformed churches, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist churches. All others are listed on the P.R.A.Y. website.

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God and Me   

Eligibility Guidelines:
Girls and boys in grades 1, 2 & 3 are eligible to participate in the God and Me program.

 Each participant must have his or her own copy of the Student Workbook. A pastor's signature is required on the application/order form.

Curriculum:
The new God and Me curriculum is designed to help children become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of “God and Me” together. Children will make a game in each lesson and keep their games in a GAMEBOX (God And Me Exploring BOX). These games will reinforce the Bible lessons and provide opportunities for families to explore God's love together.

 

God and Family

Eligibility Guidelines:
Girls and boys in grades 4 & 5 are eligible to participate in the God and Family program.

Each participant must have his or her own copy of the student workbook. A pastor's signature is required on the application/order form.

Curriculum:
The new God and Family curriculum is designed to help youth understand the importance of family and God’s role in a healthy family. The God and Family Program provides an opportunity for young people and their families to explore their faith together. Children will compare families and “pizza.” The six steps for making pizza will be compared to God’s plan for strengthening families. The pizza theme is meant to give students a concrete, “hands-on” model on which to build their understanding of God’s love for their families. They will make a pizza as they study how families can grow together in God’s love.

 

God and Church

Eligibility Guidelines:
Girls and boys in grades 6-8 are eligible to participate in the God and Church program.

 This program requires that students have original workbooks and present their work to the pastor for final approval.

Curriculum:
The God and Church program will lead young people on a journey. It will be a faith journey with three parts: meeting Jesus, worshiping God, and witnessing and ministering for Christ. Participants will create either a video or a photo album to share what they have learned on their faith journeys.

 

God and Life

Eligibility Guidelines:
Young women and men in grades 9-12 or in Venturing are eligible to participate in the God and Life program.

Each participant must have his or her own copy of the student workbook. A pastor's signature is required on the application/order form.

Curriculum:

The God and Life program is the fourth program in the God and Country Series. It is a reflective type of curriculum: students will study the lives of men and women in the Bible and discover what their lives teach them about God. The young people will then be challenged to integrate their faith into their daily lives. 

The outline for the God and Life curriculum is based on the life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts 9:1-31. This is a brief account that describes how Paul became a Christian. Five chronological "events" out of this story will be highlighted and used as the focus for the five different sections in this program. Each section will illustrate a key element in learning how to live one's life for Christ.

God and Service

The God and Service Award is a national recognition awarded by churches and national youth agencies cooperating with Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.). It is given to acknowledge distinguished volunteer service by adults in ministry to young people through service to the Church and one or more of the national youth agencies (Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Camp Fire USA, American Heritage Girls). Self and spouse nominations will not be accepted. The adult award package contains a medal that can be worn around the neck, a lapel pin and an 8 1/2" x 11" personalized color certificate. 

Eligibility 

A God and Service recipient should: 

Have a minimum of 5 years of service to the church. 

  1. Have a minimum of 5 years of service (be fully trained and exhibit past and present leadership) in the youth agency (BSA, GSUSA, CFUSA, AHG). 
  2. Encourage and assist young people in earning the God and Country award. 
  3. Promote religious observances at youth agency functions at all levels. 
  4. Encourage youth to participate in community service projects. 
  5. Recruit volunteers to give leadership to national youth agency programs. 
  6. Promote the organization of youth agency units among churches other than his or her own congregation.
  7. Be a person whose Christian example is highly regarded by others in the church and whose lifestyle is a model for young people. 

God and Service Application Form

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