About The Emblem:
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.
A Registered Bear or Webelos Scout of the Catholic faith. The Scout must have completed second grade.
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 grows out of God's love for us.
Each Bear or Webelos Scout must have his own Activity Book. The book is designed for the Bear or Webelos Scout and his parent or guardian to work together. The Bear or Webelos Scout will be required to make a banner as part of the requirements. Emblem Books may be obtained most economically and quickly from your local BSA Council Service Center (Scout Shop.) Alternatively, Activity Books can be obtained directly from BSA Supply. The book cannot be copied.
When the Bear or Webelos Scout completes all steps, he and his parent/guardian are to take the book to his parish priest or the priest's representative. The Bear or Webelos Scout and parent/guardian are to meet with the priest to review the book. After the priest or representative signs the book, the parent/guardian will remove the application and evaluation forms at the back of the book and give them to the Religious Emblems Coordinator for the Pack who will send to the address below.
Attn: Dan Wagner
3512 Devine Street
Columbia SC 29205
The emblem will be presented to the Cub Scout at a formal ceremony or Mass. Each scout will be given his emblem by his Parish Priest or Catholic Committee member during the award ceremony or Mass.
Actively work on the activities with his parents or guardians. Keep the Religious Emblems Coordinator of their pack informed of his progress.
Actively work on the activities with their son. He may need your help with Bible readings and getting information. Keep the Religious Emblems Coordinator informed of the Cub's progress.
Suggested Time Requirements:
30 - 90 days. The goal of earning a religious emblem is to help the Scout develop a personal relationship with Jesus, so it is suggested that steps be spread over several weeks. This will help the Scout understand that this is a long-term commitment, not a one-time project.