DIOCESE OF RICHMOND
WESTERN VICARIATE
CATHOLIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING  

Parvuli Dei Religious Emblem

Eligibility
  • A Registered Bear or Webelos of Catholic faith
  • Completed second grade.
Purpose
  • The purpose of the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community.
Program Objectives
  • To help the Scout of his age develop an awareness of God's love for each one of His special, unique created beings.
  • To help the Scout become aware and understand his identity as an important member of his family, his community, and as a member of the Family of God.
  • To continue to develop an awareness as members of the parish and the Body of Christ.
  • To aid the Scout in his awareness of the responsibilities that grow out of God's love for us.
Requirements
  • Each Cub must have his own Activity Book.
  • The book is designed for the Cub and his parent or guardian to work together.
  • The Cub will be required to make a banner as part of the requirements.
Program Completion
  • When the Cub completes all steps, he presents the book to his parish priest or the priest's representative. The Cub and parent or guardian meet with the priest to review the book.
  • After the priest or representative signs the book, it is sent to the diocesan chaplain for final approval.
Presentation
  • The emblem, knot, and card are presented at a diocesan or parish ceremony.
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
  • Thirty to ninety days.
  • 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.
Steps
  • Step 1 - God and His Creation
  • Step 2 - God Our Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and I
  • Step 3 - Jesus, Our Church, and I
  • Step 4 - Jesus, His People, and I
  • Step 5 - Children of God, Other Cub Scouts, and I

Supplemental Information


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