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Religious Relations Chair

Osama Mourad

John Dorman Award

Northern Ridge Scout Leaders: As many of you know, the John Dorman Duty-to-God Award is an annual event sponsored by the Johns Creek UMC Men’s

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UMC Update

Dear UMC Institutional Heads: Thank you for the impact you have on the youth of our community through Scouting and the United Methodist Church.  In

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Duty to God Roundtable

Virtual Duty-to-God Roundtable Council Wide Event Thursday September 30th Zoom Link United Methodist Committee on ScoutingAttn: Chris Karabinos () UMC Committee on Scouting

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UMC BSA Update

Q&A Session Hosted by the North Georgia UMCOS Purpose: to ask questions about how the evolving relationship between the UMC and BSA affects where and

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Duty to God Roundtable

Council Wide Duty to God Roundtable The Council Religious Relationships Committee is leading the first Duty to God Roundtable Why should leaders come and participate?

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Celebrating Faith

Celebrating Faith Save the Date & Register Here March 21st @ 4pm – 8pm (Eastern) Join us on Zoom as we learn more about six

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A Scout Is Reverent

Be reverent toward God. Be faithful in your religious duties. Respect the beliefs of others.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs.


The Boy Scouts of America has approved these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups are responsible for administering the programs.

Youth Award – Worn by youth and adult members who received a religious emblem as a youth member.

Adult Award – Worn by adults who received a religious award as an adult.

Obtaining Award Requirements, Workbooks, & Emblems:

  • Atlanta Area  Council Scout Shop – Workbooks, Youth Knots, & Adult Knots only
  • Programs of Religious Activities with Youth Note: Many of the different award medals and materials are supplied through an independent group known as “PRAY” – Programs of Religious Activities with Youth.  Their website contains pictures of the specific medals that are issued in affiliation with the religious groups.  The Youth and Adult Knots are the only recognitions issued by the BSA.

From BSA National: