Spirituality Award

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This award is an alternative to the Religion in Life Emblem, designed for those not a member of a specific faith. (See Spirituality Award - The Rationale)

This award is exclusive of the Religion in Life Emblem. Youth may earn one or the other, but not both.

Contents

Four Areas:

  • Self Discovery,
  • Interfaith/Culture Discovery,
  • Experience/Sensitivity to the wonders of the world, nature, life & death
  • Area of Service Action

Requirements:

Taken from Scouts Canada, Spirituality Award (June 25, 2008).

Self Discovery

Cub Scout 
Choose and create one each of the following: a symbol, a story and a song. Tell your Pack why they are important to you.
Scout  
Make a personal journal with a minimum of one symbol, one story and one song that you have created or found. Tell your Troop why they are important to you.
Venturer Scout 
Make a personal journal with a minimum of three each of the following: symbols, stories, songs and quotes that you have created or found. Include two quotations from Lord Baden-Powell in your journal. Tell your Company why the items in your journal are important to you.
Rover Scout 
Make a personal journal with a minimum of five each of the following: symbols, stories, songs and quotes that you have created or found. Include three quotations from Lord Baden-Powell in your journal. Tell your Crew why the items in your journal are important to you.

Interfaith/Culture Discovery

Cub Scout 
Find one example of similarities and one example of differences between other faiths or cultural groups.
Scout  
Find three examples of similarities and three examples of differences between other faiths or cultural groups. In addition, in what ways do faith groups or cultural groups work together.
Venturer Scout 
Either individually or as a Company, meet with a member of another cultural organization or faith and discuss the benefits and challenges of a diverse and multi-cultural world. Share your findings with your Company.
Rover Scout 
Either individually or as a Crew host or participate in an event or workshop which focuses on cultural diversity, peace or conflict resolution or justice issues, or another suitable topic.

Experience/Sensitivity

Cub Scout 
Describe different examples of the diversity of people and cultures in the world while on a hike, trip or about town.
Scout  
Develop an understanding of a world issue. Report on some of the challenges and possible solutions to this issue. List some things that you, as a spiritual being, could do to help.
Venturer Scout 
Develop an awareness of human conditions in our world such as famine, AIDS, homelessness or poverty. Report on some of the challenges and possible solutions to this issue. Suggest actions that you and members of your Company or Group could do to comfort or support people affected by the issue.
Rover Scout 
Create a poster display or Power Point presentation, about an issue our world should be concerned about. Include why this issue is important to you. Share this presentation with members of a Scout Troop or Venturer Company and discuss some possible actions that they could take to help.

Area of Service/Action

Do something for others.

Cub Scout 
Assist a Service Agency in a service project.
Scout  
Meet with a representative of a service agency. Discover what their role in the community is, who they assist and what they need to help others. Share your findings with members of your Troop.
Venturer Scout 
Participate in a project related to social issues such as bullying, child labour, religious intolerance, street violence, peace or conflict resolution or human rights issues. Share your experience in a written or oral report to your Company, Sponsor or Group Committee.
Rover Scout 
Create and involve your Crew in a service project that assists others. The service project should relate to social issues, such as poverty, childrenâs rights, equal opportunity, literacy, etc. Share your experience in a written or oral report at your Group or Area level.

See Also

Pre 2011 versions

Religion in Life Emblem

External Links

Information on the Scouts Canada Website