This award is an opportunity for scouts to grow in their walk with God
and for parents to assist and disciple them throughout the year.

The Religious rewards program is an integral part of scouting in Troop 373 .  Our Charter Organization is Sierra Madre Congregational Church - SMCC.  The majority of our scouts are Christian, but we encourage scouts of all religions to earn the scouting religious award of their faith.

Most major religious organizations and denominations have religious education program that has a religious emblem award, given at completion (check the links below for more information).  When a boy completes a recognized religious emblem program, he is awarded and can wear the religious knot emblem on his everyday Scout uniform and can also get a medal for wearing at formal occasions like COH.  Some of the religious emblem programs offer multiple awards based on age or grade level.

Scouts promise to do their duty to God, and the religious emblem program is one way that Scouts can fulfill this promise.

We define duty to God as putting God first in our life, so that all other things will line up in place according to His will.

Religious Emblems Programs are available to members of the Boy Scouts of America.

Once the Scouts workbook is complete, the Religious workbook is signed by a Religious leader and then given to Awards Chair. The Troop will present the religious knot emblem award at a COH.

Scout families must order any associated medal from the group (like PRAY) listed in the workbook.
These medal are required for Eagle Scouts to wear the religious knot emblem. Without the metal an Eagle Scout may be requested to remove the religious knot emblem.

PROTESTANT book are available to any Christian denomination from:.

P.R.A.Y. awards Web site main Page


P.R.A.Y Programs

Explaining the God and Me Program (Grades 1-3)

Explaining the God and Family Program (Grades 4-5)

Explaining the God and Church Program (Grades 6-8)

Explaining the God and Life Program (Grades 9-12)

Optional Awards Parents can buy.

The God and Service Award for Adults


The reading level of the translation is also an important consideration.  Some youth Bibles are camouflaged adult Bibles with kidlike covers. 

Use these translations and reading levels as a guide:
Translation                               Grade Level
King James Version                         12
New American Standard                 11.3                           
New Revised Standard Version       10.4                              
New King James Version                   9                                                                
English Standard Version                   8                                         
The Living Bible                                 8         
New International Version                  7.8                                      
Holman Christian Standard                 7.5                                       
New Living Translation                       6.3                                       
Contemporary English Version            5.4                                      
The Message                                      4.8                                            
New Century Version                         3          
New International Reader’s Version    2  



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