|The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting supports our youth through a extensive Religious Award program. We have designed the Religious Awards Program around a scout’s spiritual life. It gives the scout a chance to work closely with their spiritual Father to earn their award. The unique bond formed at this age is a stepping stone for the rest of their spiritual life.We have 3 Youth & 1 Adult Award:
- St. George Award – Grades 1 – 3
- Chi-Rho Award – Grades 4 – 5
- Alpha Omega – Grades 6 – 12
- Prophet Elias Award – Adult Recognition Award
How do I earn a religious award?
- You or your scoutmaster orders the award booklet from P.R.A.Y. by calling (314) 638-1017 or by downloading it from here:
- You work on the booklet along with your parish priest or spiritual adviser.
- When completed, the priest or spiritual adviser signs the form in the booklet and you must return it to P.R.A.Y. for the medal & certificate. Please note that there is a fee for the medal.
How is the award presented?
- It is recommended that the award be presented twice, once at the unit level and also at the end of a Sunday Church service along with a scout leader to emphasize that scouting is a viable part of our Orthodox Youth Ministry.
The Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting also has a scholarship program for deserving scouts. The scholarship is issued yearly to two scouts. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund or apply for the scholarship, please click on this link –>> SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION