Protestant Committee on Scouting
The Protestant Committee on Scouting is established through the Religious Relationship Committee of the Boy Scouts of America. The Protestant Committee on Scouting provides churches the opportunity to carry out a ministry with children, youth and families using the programs and activities of Scouting.
The Committee accomplishes its goals by:
- Encouraging Protestant Churches to recognize and make Scouting an integral part of its church and community's program,
- Administering an promoting the religious emblem program,
- Providing Chaplain services for Protestant boys at Scout camps and camporees,
- Informing ministers and lay leaders of the relationship of church-related Scouting units to the church's total administration and programs,
- Serving as a clearinghouse for all matters pertaining to the relationship of Scouting to the Protestant churches of the local council,
- Promoting training of volunteers in carrying out religious functions that belong to the church.
Orientation & Training for the "God and Country Program"
A one-day training course for counselors, mentors, and other adults using the "God and Country Program" series in Protestant and Christian Churches.
Scouting Encourages Religious Emblem Program Participation
The God and Country Religious Emblems Program is not a Scouting awards program. The Boy Scouts of America encourages its members to participate in religious emblem programs and allows its member Scouts and Scouters to wear these emblems on their uniforms. Scouting also provides training to adult leaders to familiarize them with the opportunity for Scouts to grow in their own religious convictions through the religious emblem programs. Religious emblems information is presented at the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) Cub Scout Leaders Pow Wows, University of Scouting, Scouting roundtables, and the annual Orientation and Training conducted by the Protestant Committee on Scouting of NCAC. Program information is also available at the Scout Service Center's Scout Shop. Additional religious emblems program information is also available from P.R.A.Y., Programs for Religious Activities with Youth website at www.praypub.org.