There are five Religious Emblem programs available for Scouts to earn. View the chart below for details. Select the emblem name in the chart for additional information about requirements for each emblem. Each emblem requires that a Scout obtain a manual for earning that emblem with the goal of completing requirements over the course of several weeks.

It is important to understand that Religious Emblems are not merely awards for completing a set of requirements. Instead, they recognize a young person’s growth in faith and how they live out their Catholic faith. When a Scout completes the requirements for an emblem, the Scout is entitled to wear the BSA Religious Knot in addition to the earned emblem.

The goal of Religious Emblem is to provide a structure where Scouts can grow in faith and apply what they learn to their every day life.

Light of ChristDesigned for 6 to 7-year-old Cub Scouts
Parvuli DeiDesigned for 8 to10-year-old Cub Scouts
Ad Altare DeiDesigned for a young person who is Roman Catholic and who is registered in a BSA Troop, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship
Light is LifeDesigned for a 12 or 13-year-old young person who is Eastern Rite Catholic and who is registered in a BSA Troop, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship Scouts who are Eastern Rite Catholic work on Light is Life rather than the Ad Altare Dei emblem
Pope Pius XIIDesigned for any young person 15 years of age or older who is registered in a BSA Troop, Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship
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