The Allentown Diocese Catholic Committee on Scouting works with Catholic Scouts within the diocese and encourages a strengthening of their faith through participation in the religious emblems program.
We believe that ALL Scouts should be living out their Catholic faith and can show their devotion by working on and earning their religious emblems.
Within the five counties of the Allentown Diocese (Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Carbon and Schuylkill) we have two Boy Scout councils: Minsi Trails Council located in Allentown, PA; and the Hawk Mountain Council located in Reading, PA.
There are 4 Religious Emblem Programs available for scouts to earn. Two that can be earned by Cub Scouts, two that can be earned by Boy Scouts, and one that can be earned by Boy Scouts and Venturing crew members. By completing any of the Religious Emblems, the scout is also entitled to wear the BSA Religious Knot. Scouts are encourage to earn all 4 emblems while they are on their Scouting and faith journeys. For more information on boy scout religious emblems, click here.
The Religious Emblems Program for girl scouts in the Diocese of Allentown are coordinated through the Region 3 National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire. There are four national programs overseen by the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire: Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary, the First Disciple, and The Spirit Alive. Also available, are National and Regional Catholic Faith Patches.
Each of the religious emblems and patches are designed for girls to foster their Catholic identity, encourage youth to learn more about their faith, and to grow in holiness. To view more details on the religious emblems, click here.
Program Books & Guides
Program books and guides are available by contacting the Diocesan Scouting Office at 610-289-8900, Ext. 2021.