Cub Scout - Light of Christ Religious Emblem

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

Program Completion

  • When the Cub completes all steps, he presents the book to his parish priest or the priest's representative and the book is reviewed with the Cub

  • After the priest or representative signs the book, the application is then sent to the diocesan chaplain for final approval

Presentation

  • The emblem and knot  may be presented at a diocesan or parish ceremony

  • Ideally, the youth will receive an invitation to be presented a certificate from Archbishop Beltran at the annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held in the Archdiocese each year.

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

  • One to ninety day(s)

  • 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

Steps

  • Step 1 - Families

  • Step 2 - God's Call

  • Step 3 - Eucharist

  • Step 4 - Forgiveness

  • Step 5 - Family of God