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Religion in Life: Boys, fourth edition (1999), by Rev. Cynthia Breen and Rev. Keith Kron, is a program in Unitarian Universalist (UU) identity for ages 12-18. It is suitable for youth to use for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Boy Scout emblem award program. The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America does not recognize our Unitarian Universalist Religion in Life emblem. UU congregations celebrate this achievement and award. Some local Boy Scout Councils and troops also celebrate this UU award.
This program of study, reflection, and action has four purposes:
Religion in Life: Boys is a collaboration between the youth participant, an adult mentor, and their Unitarian Universalist congregation. With the mentor's support and guidance, the youth will work through the tasks in this booklet. Upon completing the program, qualified Scouts and Venturers will earn the right to be awarded the Religion in Life emblem from their congregation. Youth and mentors should follow this procedure:
This program can be adapted to fit the needs and time schedules of individual youth and mentors. Twelve to twenty-four weeks is a reasonable time frame for completion. There is no limit on how long a Scout may take to complete the program, other than his eighteenth birthday. Each boy in the program needs his own copy of the Religion in Life: Boys Activity Book, available from the UUA Bookstore, as well as copies of the following:
For more information contact web @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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