P.R.A.Y. Announcement - January 2019
Online Ordering Expands at P.R.A.Y.
Jesus and Me Awards Now Available
3/4" Pin
2-1/2" Patch
5x7" Certificate
The Jesus and Me Awards are now available in the P.R.A.Y. Webstore. The program was launched in October 2018 and already some families have completed the requirements and have ordered the recognitions. We have heard exciting stories from our youngest learners and hope to share more photos and stories in the near future. The Service of Recognition posted in the P.R.A.Y. Resource Library has been updated to include Jesus and Me .

In addition to the awards for the children, there are pins and patches for both counselors and mentors. Click here to view the Jesus and Me recognitions .
P.R.A.Y. Announces Online Ordering for Faith Partners

As a partner with faiths in the promotion of religious emblems, the P.R.A.Y. office serves as the religious emblems par tner for congregations of Community of Christ , the Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting, and the National Jewish Committee on Scouting (Boy Scouts of America). 

P.R.A.Y. is pleased to announce that it has expanded its web-store which now includes a " Faith Partners " page. This means that Community of Christ, Eastern Orthodox, and Jewish (BSA) members may register their youth and purchase their emblems through the P.R.A.Y. Web-store. Click the logos above to view their respective emblems.

Providing an online option helps to streamline the registration process, but it does not remove or compromise the high standards of our Faith Partners and upheld by P.R.A.Y. The required information for an online order is identical to copies submitted by paper application.  Ordering awards is not as easy as just clicking to "add to cart." Purchasing awards requires you to “Register Youth” (i.e. provide information on the youth, congregation, clergy, etc.) for submission in reports sent to national youth organizations and religious committees. Records for emblems earned are maintained by P.R.A.Y. As with all awards, the "Register Youth” is done AFTER the youth have completed the requirements for his/her grade and have completed the final review with clergy.

Online ordering continues to be a quick and efficient way to process religious emblems. P.R.A.Y. is pleased to be able to expand this service to its Faith Partners. Please keep the P.R.A.Y. Web-store in mind as Scout Sabbath/Sunday observances are just around the corner.

Please note: Although these emblems are housed in the P.R.A.Y. web-store, the respective committees retain full responsibility for the eligibility guidelines and curriculum development. Visit their home pages here: Community of Christ , the Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting , and the National Jewish Committee on Scouting .
Submitting Orders to P.R.A.Y.
If you are planning on submitting an order to P.R.A.Y., Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

-Check for current prices .
-Provide complete and accurate information on youth and congregations.
-Students need to be registered for each new level they complete.
-The online store is the quickest way to submit an order.
-Online orders submitted by 8am are shipped that same day*.
-Orders mailed to P.R.A.Y. will take two business days before they are shipped.
-Awards are shipped first class parcel via the US Post Office.
-Use the comment field to explain any discrepancies or unusual circumstances.

Thank you for your attention to these details to ensure a meaningful presentation ceremony and celebration of your scouts' achievements!

*All orders are reviewed by staff. Orders with incomplete information will be delayed until the issues can be resolved. Avoid unnecessary delays by providing accurate information in your original order.
Download Adult Nomination Forms Online
Follow the example of Saint Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church and recognize the adults in your congregation who are working with young people. Read their story here . Better yet, download a nomination form today. Adults do not "earn" emblems like the youth; they must be "nominated." That's where you come in. YOU can initiate a nomination. YOU can support important work with young people by recognizing the adults who work with them. Find an appropriate time - Laity Week, Scout Sunday/Sabbath, Youth Sunday - and incorporate a time of recognition. Your congregation and leadership will be stronger because of it.

Pictured from left to right:
Mr. Donald Goodwin
Mrs. Kim Hill (Honoree)
Mrs. Faye Hogan
Dr. Marilyn Doyle
Rev. Terence R. Gray, I
(Senior Pastor)
Mr. Eric Butler (Honoree)

Stories to Inspire
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