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Pillars of Faith - Duty to God


About The Emblem:

The purpose of this program is to provide a special recognition to those members of Scouts BSA who have earned all four of the Catholic Religious Emblems. For every 100 youth who join Scouting, only 4% reach the rank of Eagle. Even fewer Scouts earn a Religious Emblem, so to earn all four Catholic Religious Emblems is a monumental feat. The Pillars of Faith - Duty to God pin recognizes these Scouts.

The name and design of the award represent the fact that the four Religious Emblems are like pillars, supporting the Scout's development in and appreciation of his Catholic faith. The Religious Emblems are the pillars, not the roof, for none of us are ever done growing in our faith. The design also includes the Church, Bible, and cross, other essential elements in faith.


The Scout must have completed Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII.


Scouts who have earned all four Religious Emblems in previous years are eligible to receive the Pillars of Faith pin.



This recognition is the highest religious recognition that a Scout can achieve while he is on the Scouting Trail.  The Pillars of Faith pin will be presented at the Annual Scout Convocation in February.


Wearing the Pillars of Faith Pin:

The recipient can wear the pin on the Scout uniform as an alternate award. Additionally, once the recipient becomes an adult, he can wear the pin on his adult Scout uniform or as a lapel pin. The Pillars of Faith pin can become a pin that the recipient wears proudly at both Scouting and other events.

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