Religious Emblems for Scouting
The Relationships Committee of the Boy Scouts of America maintains dialog with major religious organizations whose thoughts on religion are somewhat consistent with the BSA's Declaration of Religious Principles. In addition to those organizations serving as chartered partners of the BSA, many of them offer religious awards that may be earned by youth and adults. Youth and adults who earn recognized and sanctioned religious awards from one of the recognized churches may wear the appropriate purple and silver square knot on their uniform.
Religious Emblems Display Teams
Religious Emblems Display Teams (R.E.D. Teams) are being formed in all Districts in the Council. The Religious Relationships Committee is looking for Scouters who will become trained to be part of the District R.E.D. Teams. Contact Don Shapley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
H. Roe Bartle Relationships Award
Can your Unit earn the H. Roe Bartle Relationships Award? This Quality Unit Religious Relationship Recognition is named to honor H. Roe Bartle who promoted a strong Scouting tradition of encouraging the "Duty to God" aspects in Scouting. Scouts were encouraged to earn Religious Emblems through their Church. H. Roe Bartle’s father, Sam Bartle, was a Presbyterian Minister.
Your application indicates a high percentage of your Scouts have earned the Religious Emblem of their faith, your leaders are trained in Scouting, and your Unit serves as a part of youth ministry in your Church. Churches are some of our strongest Chartered Partners. Contact Homer A. Radford, Coordinator for the H. Roe Bartle Award at 816-356-1760 or email@example.com.
Download the application for H. Roe Bartle Relationships Award