Scout Sunday / Sabbath

Scout Sunday/Sabbath

The Boy Scouts of America designates a Saturday and Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. It is permissible for a local church to celebrate on a different day most acceptable to the religious leader and congregation.

Scout Sunday / Scout Sabbath is an opportunity for units to participate in the religious service of their chartering organization by attending services in uniform, conducting a flag ceremony, speaking about Scouting, and/or formally thanking them for their support throughout the year. Units should also consider having a recruiting information table in the foyer or hospitality area. This is also a great time to distribute the religious emblem awards earned by Scouts.

 

Religious Emblem Program

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 religious emblems programs. Additional resources are available from Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y). 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.

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Contacts

Zeke Zetelski
Council Religious Emblems Coordinator
 bobzetelski@hotmail.com

Sidney Castillo
Council Religious Emblems Staff Advisor
(713) 756-3383
 Sidney.Castillo@scouting.org

Juan Hernandez
Council Relationships Committee Advisor
(713) 756-3387
 Juan.Hernandez@scouting.org