Universal Youth Religious Emblem Knot

Religious Emblems
for Boy Scouts,
Varsity Scouts,
Venturers, and Explorers


A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your Local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

Listed below are the BOY SCOUT and VARSITY SCOUT emblems and where to find out about them.

(Unless indicated otherwise below, awards listed may be earned by both Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts.) Older Boy Scouts of Varsity Scout age (over 14), Venturers, and Sea Scouts (and in some cases, Explorers) are eligible for any awards that Varsity Scouts may earn.

Most of these groups also offer religious emblems for younger youth in the various Cub Scout Programs. For information on the awards available to Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and/or Webelos Scouts, Click Here.

Most of the awards consist of bar pins, ribbons, and pendants, and are worn on the uniform above the left pocket on formal occasions. In addition, the Religious Emblem Square knot, shown at the top of this page, may be worn on the uniform over the left pocket by youth or adults who earned any of the religious awards. One or more miniature devices are affixed to the knot to indicate which level(s) of the award was earned. For more information on the Youth Religious Emblem square knot patch, Click Here. For information on the devices which are attached to the knot, Click Here.


The following faiths or denominations have religious awards for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and/or Explorers:


African Methodist Episcopal Church
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and CHurch medal  Gid and Life medal

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medalGid and Life medal

Anglican Catholic Church
SERVUS DEI

Anglican Parishes Association
800 Timothy Road
Athens, GA 30606
706-546-6910

Servus Dei medal

Anglican Church in North America
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medalGid and Life medal

Armenian Apostolic (Western Prelacy)
ST. MESROB

Armenian Apostolic Church of America
Western Prelacy
6252 Honolulu Avenue, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 91214
818-258-7737

Saint Mesrob
St Mesrob Medal

Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese)
ARARAT

Department of Youth and Education
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
630 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-686-0710

Ararat medal

Baha'i
UNITY OF MANKIND (Levels 2 And 3)

Baha'i Committee on Scouting
Baha'i National Center
Education and Schools Office
1233 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201-1611
847-733-3492
email: schools@usbnc.org

Unity of Mankind medal (Level 2)Unity of Mankind medal (Level 3)

Baptist
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

Buddhist
SANGHA

National Buddhist Committee on Scouting
415 42nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94403
650-574-4527
FAX: 408-756-3288
e-mail: viwamura@sbcglobal.net

Sangha medal

Catholic, Eastern
LIGHT IS LIFE (Boy Scouts)
POPE PIUS XII (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center,
diocesan Scout office, or
National Catholic Committee on Scouting
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
972-580-2114

Light is Life medal Pope Pius XII medal

Catholic, Roman
AD ALTARE DEI (Boy Scouts)
POPE PIUS XII (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center,
diocesan Scout office, or
National Catholic Committee on Scouting
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
972-580-2114

Ad Atltare Dei medal Pope Pius XII medal

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medalGid and Life medal

Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Scientist)
GOD AND COUNTRY

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Country medal

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
ON MY HONOR

LDS Relationships - BSA
15 West South Temple, Suite 1070
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1579
801-530-0004

On My Honor medal

Churches of Christ
GOOD SERVANT (BOY SCOUT)
GIVING SERVANT (VARSITY SCOUT)

Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting
ACU Station
Box 27938
Abilene, Texas 79699-7938
915-674-3739
email: info@goodservant.org

Good Servant MedalGiving Servant Medal

Community of Christ
PATH OF THE DISCIPLE (Boy Scouts)
EXPLORING COMMUNITY TOGETHER  (Varsity Scouts)

World Community Program Series
1001 West Walnut St.
Independence, MO 64050
816-833-1000 or 800-825-2806
email: mhoffman@cofchrist.org

Path of the Disciple and Exploring Community Together medals

Eastern Orthodox
ALPHA OMEGA

Local council service center,
Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

Alpha Omega medal

Episcopal
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

General Church of the New Jerusalem (The New Church)
OPEN WORD AWARD

Chairman
Boy Scouts Relations Committee
General Church of the New Jerusalem
P.O. Box 277
Bryn Athyn PA 19009
215-938-2542
Fax: 215-938-2617

open Word medal

Hindu
DHARMA (Boy Scouts)
KARMA (Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts)

North American Hindu Association
847 E. Angela St
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-846-3811
email: info@naha.org

Dharma & Karma medals

Islamic
IN THE NAME OF GOD

National Islamic Committee on Scouting
Mr. Syed Naqvi
P. O. Box 857
Edison, NJ 08818
732-801-1283
email: islamicbsa@aol.com

In the Name of God medal

Jewish
NER TAMID (Boy Scouts)
(Download the pamphlet)
ETZ CHAIM (Varsity Scouts)
(Download the pamphlet)

Local council service center,
National Jewish Committee on Scouting, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

Ner Tamid & Etz Chaim medals

Lutheran
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center,
National Lutheran Association of Scouters, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

Meher Baba
COMPASSIONATE FATHER

Committee for Meher Baba and Scouting
912 Ninth Avenue South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
843-272-3498

Compassionate Father medal

Moravian
GOD AND COUNTRY

The Moravian Church
Drawer Y
Winston-Salem, NC 27108
336-722-8126

God and Country medal

National Association of Anglican and Traditional Catholic Scouters
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

Nazarene
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

Polish National Catholic
GOD AND COUNTRY (BOG I OJCZYZNA)

Mr. Richard Daum
11 Everette Place
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-694-9457

God and Country (Bog I Lojczyzna) medal

Presbyterian Church in America
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center,
National Association of Presbyterian Scouters, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

Protestant and Independent Christian Churches
(Available to any Christian denomination)
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
SPIRIT OF TRUTH

Local council service center
Religious Society of Friends, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

Spirit of Truth medal

The Salvation Army
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313
Eastern Territory: 914-620-7427
Central Territory: 847-294-2112
Southern Territory: 404-728-1363
Western Territory: 310-544-6434

God and Church medal God and Life medal

Unitarian-Universalist Scouters Organization
LIVING YOUR RELIGION
(Download the pamphlet)

Unitarian-Universalist Scouters Organization, Inc., or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

Living Your Religion medal

United Church of Christ
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

United Methodist
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center,
National Association of United Methodist Scouters, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medalGid and Life medal

United Pentecostal Church International
GOD AND CHURCH (Boy Scouts)
GOD AND LIFE (Varsity Scouts)

Local council service center, or
P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite. B
St. Louis, MO 63123-7816
800-933-7729
314-845-3318
Fax: 314-845-0038
email: info@praypub.org

God and Church medal Gid and Life medal

Unity Worldwide Ministries
LIGHT OF GOD (Boy Scouts)
FILLMORE YOUTH (Varsity Scouts)

Unity Worldwide Ministries
P.O. Box 610
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
816-524-7414
email: kid@unity.org

Light of God & Fillmore Youth medals

Zoroastrian
GOOD LIFE

Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York
c/o Mrs. Temilyn Mehta, National Coordinator
The Good Life Program
12 Rockwell Circle
Marlboro, NJ 07746
732-972-6527

Good Life medal

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