At the heart of the Scouting movement is "Duty To God." The Cub Scout Promise, Boy Scout Oath, and Venturing Oath all stress the importance of reverence toward God.
The Religious Emblems Programs are key spiritual components of the Scouting movement. The programs were created by various religious groups to encourage youth to grow stronger in their faith. These religious groups, not the Boy Scouts of America, have created the religious emblems programs themselves. The BSA has approved these programs and allows the recognition to be worn on the official uniform, but each religious organization develops and administers its own program.
The San Diego-Imperial Council Religious Relationships Committee extends its gratitude to all adults involved with the spiritual development of our young people.
The purpose of the Religious Relationships Committee is to expand the opportunities for children, youth, adults, and families within the community to experience God's love and grace. The committee functions to help interpret and promote the Scouting program in churches' and synagogues and mosques' as a resource for their ministries with children, youth, adult, and families.
Important links to information provided by BSA National:
Information for Troop Chaplains and the Chaplain Aides:
If you still have questions about your given faith or need information about what is available in the San Diego-Imperial Council, please contact the Council Service Center at 619.298.6121.