Welcome to Pack 811 parents as we begin another year of Fun with a Purpose.
Part of that purpose is all-important promise to do ones Duty to God in every corner of life: family, friends, school, church, activities, and Scouting. Here at Pack 811, we actively encourage our Scouts to understand and fulfill that pledge, and to complete the religious emblem programs appropriate to their level.
There are programs designed for Scouts of every faith, but as a Catholic-based Pack, we focus on the Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei emblems. Tigers and Wolves work with their parents on the Light of Christ program, which stresses their relationship with Christ, the Church, and their families. Bears and Webelos complete the Parvuli Dei or “Children of God” program, which reflects on God’s creation and providing service to others.
Both programs require completion of an activity book. The Light of Christ book is relatively straightforward. The Parvuli Dei program is a bit more involved, with a banner requirement, among others.
If you do not have an activity book and would like one, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, requirements must be completed by October 8, so please do not delay.
This is a busy time of year, with school and activities in full swing, but the emblem programs are truly worth the effort. Many of the activities can prompt interesting and meaningful family discussions. The emblem programs also embody our Pack’s commitment to Catholic Scouting, and provide an opportunity to connect faith and scouting in a tangible way. In keeping with their significance, medals are awarded at a county-wide ceremony for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. And everyone who earns an emblem may wear a purple knot on all future Scouting uniforms.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours In Scouting,
Jim Root, Religious Emblem Coordinator