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There are five Youth Religious Emblems available through the NCCS: two that can be earned by Cub Scouts, one of two that can be earned by Boy Scouts, and one that can be earned by Boy Scouts and Venturing crew members. They are:
Cub Scout emblems are completed in a family setting with assistance of a trained Religious Emblems coordinator. These programs take approximately two months to complete. The Ad Altare Dei and Light is Life emblems are completed during scheduled meetings led by a trained Religious Emblems Counselor, with outside homework, and take approximately 5-7 months to complete. The Pope Pius XII emblem is completed at scheduled meetings led by the participants, and moderated by a trained Religious Emblems Moderator, with outside homework. It takes approximately 9-12 sessions (4-6 months) to complete.
Upon completion, each candidate will meet with their parish priest, or his designate, to review what the Scout/Venturing crew member has learned. After this review, the Scout/Venturing crew member will receive a BSA religious knot at an appropriate unit presentation (Pack Meeting, Court of Honor), and the religious emblem at a parish/diocesan ceremony.
There are four Catholic Religious Emblems available to Girl Scouts and Camp Fire offered through the NFCYM/NCCGSCF.
For more details about the religious emblems for girls, please follow this link to the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts USA and Camp Fire USA.
Religious Emblems Chair and Training contact: