Scouts and Pack Receive Religious Awards.

As part of their “Duty to God,” 15 Cub Scouts from Pack 811 earned Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei religious emblems.  Tigers and Wolves worked with their parents on the Light of Christ program, focusing on their relationship with Christ, the Church, and their families.  Bears completed the Parvuli Dei or “Children of God” program, reflecting on God’s creation and providing service to others.  Emblems were awarded at a ceremony for all Orange County Cub Scouts, Scouts, and Venturers.  Those receiving emblems may now wear a purple knot on all future Scouting uniforms.  The highlight of the ceremony was an inspirational speech by Evan Hunsberger, whose Eagle Scout project (considered one of the best ever), was the publication of a revised devotional book Strength for Service to God and Country for service men and women.  After 9-11, the Pentagon ordered a million copies for our troops.


At the same ceremony, the Catholic Committe on Scouting for the Diocese of Orange also honored Pack 811 with the Pope Paul VI Quality Catholic Unit Award.  This year, the award was given to four Catholic Scouting units in Orange County that provide exceptional, all-around recruitment, training, educational, and religious programs for their youth and adults. 


Jim Root
Religious Emblems Coordinator