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Diocese of Nashville Catholic Committee on Scouting - Light of Christ

Light of Christ

About The Emblem

The purpose is to help the Cub develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the parents' active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the Cub will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend.

Eligibility

Registered Tiger or Wolf Cub Scout of Catholic Faith. The Scout must complete the requirements before starting third grade.

Purpose

The purpose is to help the Cub develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the parents' active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the Cub will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend.

Program Objectives:

- To support the role of the parents as the primary catechists of their children.
- To have the Scout identify Jesus as a real person and as his friend.
- To foster early family religious involvement.
- To be a stepping stone toward Parvuli Dei and the other religious emblems, when the parents are involved.
- To serve as a catalyst to draw the parents into a deeper involvement with the church, through the child.

Requirements:

Each Cub have his own Activity Book. The book is designed for the Cub and his parent or guardian to work together. This book can be purchased at your local Boy Scout Shop or by contacting the Catholic Committee on Scouting (email). The book cannot be copied.

Program Completion:

When the Cub completes all steps, he is presents the book to his parish priest or the priest's representative and the book is reviewed with the Cub Scout. After the priest or representative signs the book, the parent/guardian will need to send the application at the back of the book to the address below.

Click here for a printable application in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat.

Award Ceremony:

The emblem will be presented to your Cub Scout at a formal ceremony and Mass. The location may vary from year to year. Each scout will be given their emblem by the Bishop during the Award Mass. Following the Mass there will be get together to share food and drinks. Scouts will have an opportuntity to have their picture taken with the Bishop. Please see the calendar for the exact date and location.

Scout's Role:

Actively work on the activities with his parents or guardians. Keep the Religious Emblems Counselor informed of his progress.

Parent's Role:

Actively work on the activities with their son. He may need your help with Bible readings and getting information. Keep the Religious Emblems Counselor informed of the Cub's progress.

Suggested Time Requirements:

1 - 90 days. Although the book could be completed in four to six hours, the goal of earning a religious emblem is to help the Cub develop a personal relationship with Jesus, so it is suggested that steps be spread over several weeks. This will help the Cub understand that this is a long-term commitment, not a one-time project.

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