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Scouts Worldwide National Day of Prayer

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

At 5:30 local time, all around the world, Scouts will read the entire sacred texts of these world religions – Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim faiths.  In addition, Scouts in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Christian, Eastern Orthodox, Hindu, Sikh, and other Faiths will be also reading their Sacred Texts.  


You can participate in one of three ways. First, you can read at home with your family by reading a portion of your family faith’s Sacred Texts. Second, you can ask your faith leader to invite Scouts to come to their faith location on May 2nd and read in 15-minute increments. Faith leaders are encouraged to suggest the readings and to promote this cause to the public.  Faith locations may decide to broadcast this event to the public. Finally, you can ask a Scout friend to participate with you at home or your Faith location.


Participating in this event could help satisfy the Duty to God requirement necessary for advancement. 


Finally, it wouldn’t be a Scouting event if there weren’t a commemorative patch. Patches will be available for Councils or individuals to purchase.  Stay tuned for information about this patch.

 Here is the link for you to register: 

                  Scouts Read Sacred Texts Worldwide  
Here is our webpage where you’ll find the most current information.
Here is a short video on the event https://vimeo.com/915976646
Here is a recent blog from Aaron on Scouting:

We are very pleased that the Far East and the Transatlantic councils are participating. That means Scouts will start reading at 5:30 pm in the Far East, eight hours later, Scouts read in Europe, cross the Atlantic, and six hours later, Scouts begin reading on the East Coast, then Midwest, and finish in California.  What a vision to have Sacred Texts being read, starting in the Far East, and sweeping west all around the world – on the US National Day of Prayer. 


We hope you will join us and may God bless our efforts


Religious Emblems Programs

Available to Members of the Boy Scouts of America

A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion.

To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed the following religious emblems programs. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the programs. Check with your local council service center or contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

For more information about Religious Emblems Programs …


May 2
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Chester County Religious Emblem Coordinator
610-696-2900 ext 127