The Religious Emblems program is a program that allows boys to recognize their “Duty to God” and promise to “be reverent”.
Religious Emblems programs are written, maintained and approved by the various Faith Communities not by the BSA. BSA acknowledges the values of each of those programs and encourages participation and presentation of the achievement on the BSA uniform. Religious Emblems programs are Scouting's way of demonstrating "Duty to God" and "reverence".
Program materials are written for your specific Faith or Beliefs and are directed toward age specific groups for all Scouting programs.
If you have any questions or need help contact the Council Religious Emblems Coordinator
Don Shapley: email@example.com
Events and Training
College of Commissioner Service "Duty to God / Religious Emblems" class 3/1/14
Scouting 500 5/16-18 visit the "Duty to God / Religious Emblems" activity area
Download PowerPoint presentations from University of Scouting and Chaplains/Chaplains Aide Training
Download PowerPoint presentations from Commissioners College - part 1 and part 2
Online Resources for Religious Emblems
Download the Duty to God brochure for a comprehensive list of Faith Communities
Religious Emblems Display Teams (R.E.D.)
A council R.E.D. Team is available to make a presentation about the Religious Emblems program. To schedule a presentation at your roundtable, court of honor, or unit meeting, contact Homer Radford at (816) 356-1760.
H. Roe Bartle Relationships Award
The H. Roe Bartle Relationships Award is named to honor H. Roe Bartle who promoted a strong Scouting tradition of encouraging the "Duty to God" aspects in Scouting.
Download the H. Roe Bartle Relationships Award application