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Emblems and Recognitions

God Is Love
The newest religious program for Girl Scouts is now available.The God Is Love recognition is designed for children in grades K-1, providing a wonderful complement to religious formation in the home, parish, Catholic school, and troop. The God Is Love workbook and prayer cards are now available from the NFCYM online store.

Duty to God

All Scouts share "duty to God" in common as part of their Scouting experience. The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting serves to help connect Scouts with the spiritual programs that will help him or her grow in their faith. The religious emblems for members of Boy Scouts of America and the religious recognitions for Girl Scouts USA and other kindred organizations are some of the many options Scouts have for tending to their duty to God.

Information about specific religious awards are found in the "religious awards" tab of this website.

The Religious Knot

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Because some Scouts may earn more than one religious emblem, a miniature device can be worn on the youth religious emblems square knot to show that more than one emblem has been earned as well as in which program.

• For the Light of Christ the Scout would wear the Cub Scout device (#00926).
• For the Parvuli Dei the Scout would wear the Webelos device (#00932).
• For the Ad Altare Dei and the Light Is Life the Scout would wear the Boy Scout device (#00927).
• For the Pope Pius XII the Scout would wear the Venturing device (#00930).

Only one youth religious knot is worn. Any combination of devices may be worn on the same knot.

We're Here To Help

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting (DCCS) is a group of Catholic lay people and clergy who give guidance, vitality and leadership to the spiritual programs that are available for members of Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts USA and kindred scouting movements in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

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Springfield, IL 62702

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