I delivered a presentation to the scouts on the BSA Religious Emblems program and discussed how to scouts can earn those awards. The P.R.A.Y. website has been extremely helpful pulling together presentation and handout information for scouts. I wasn't aware of the
Duty to God puzzle patch program
until I started learning about it myself, but it seemed like a great opportunity to spark interest in these programs, so I'm trying it. I am planning to continue this as an annual program.
I've also introduced the troop to the
Chaplain Aide position
and responsibilities of that position, resulting in the recruitment of 2 new Chaplain Aides for the troop. I've been working with them to define where they can integrate into troop events using prayer, scripture, stories, songs, etc. I hope to have the Chaplain Aides take over an annual presentation for religious emblems going forward.
I will also be putting together a
religious diversity presentation / event
for our troop to help our scouts learn about other religions that are in our neighborhood as well. I will primarily be working with the Pastor of our chartering church to coordinate this, but I will be looking for additional information as well.