Everyone knows that religious emblems are good for Scouts.
But did you know that religious emblems are good for Boy Scouting, too?
Religious emblems are a bridge between Scouting and the faith community. In order for scouts to earn a religious emblem, they must work with their clergy and/or congregation. Those congregations experience firsthand what Duty to God is all about. Clergy are more open to serving on religious relationships committees, serving as chaplains, and even chartering new units.
Retention – both of youth and adults – can be improved with this stronger connection to the faith community.
Take the time to promote religious emblems. When you help a scout earn a religious emblem, you are helping to grow the scouting movement at the same time!