Religious and Community Life Bronze Award

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Venturing Bronze Award. Bronze Award metal is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket; the ribbon device is worn above the left pocket in a rack above any knots. 1. Bronze Award metal shown with Religious and Community Life miniature device pin. 2. The Bronze Award Religious and Community Life ribbon devices for daily uniform wear.
Venturing Bronze Award. Bronze Award metal is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket; the ribbon device is worn above the left pocket in a rack above any knots. 1. Bronze Award metal shown with Religious and Community Life miniature device pin. 2. The Bronze Award Religious and Community Life ribbon devices for daily uniform wear.

Contents

Award requirements

Below are two sets of requirements from BSA handbooks, both published in 2006.

12 requirements from the 2006 TRUST Handbook

To complete the Religious and Community Life Bronze Award, do nine of the following. (Activities or projects that are more available in your area may be substituted with your Advisor’s approval for activities described below.)

1. Religious emblem. Receive a religious emblem appropriate for your age and religious affiliation.
2. Community service.
a. Serve as a volunteer with a community organization for at least three months.
b. Keep a journal of your experiences and how they affect your thoughts on community.
c. After the three months, share your experiences and how you feel about your service and what it means to be a part of your community with others.
3. Religious service.
a. Serve as a volunteer in your place of worship for at least three months.
b. Keep a journal of your experiences and how they affect your religious beliefs.
c. After the three months, share your experiences and how you feel about your service and your religious beliefs with others.
4. Cultural diversity.
a. Participate in a discussion about cultural diversity with your crew, religious youth group, or other appropriate group.
b. Make a presentation or tabletop display using the information you learned in the discussion.
OR
c. Invite someone from a different cultural background from yours and the majority of your crew's members to give a presentation on a subject of his or her choosing.
5. Service project. Plan and lead a service project such as helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house, participating in a community cleanup project, or taking on a fix-up project for a nursing home or daycare facility.
6. Religious retreat. Go on a religious retreat or religious trek lasting at least two days.
7. Religious/ethical play. Produce or be a cast member in some type of entertainment production with a religious or ethical theme, such as a play, a puppet show, or concert for a group such as a children's group, retirement home, homeless shelter, or Cub Scout or Boy Scout group.
8. Youth group leadership. Serve as a president, leader, or officer of the youth group at your school or religious institution.
9. First aid course. Complete a Standard First Aid or higher course or its equivalent.
10. Ethical Controversies.
a. Lead or be on the staff of an Ethics Forum for your crew, your youth group, or your school class.
b. Participate in at least two Ethical Controversies activities as a participant.
c. Be a facilitator for at least two Ethical Controversies activities for your crew, another crew, your school class, a Boy Scout troop, or another group.
11. Teacher assistant. Serve as a teacher or an assistant to a teacher for a children's class at your religious institution or an educational institution (public school, daycare, or nursery) for at least two months.
12. Religious interview. Meet with your religious leader to explore his/her duties, the preparation necessary to assume those duties, and what he/she believes is the most important element of the position.

Source: 2006 TRUST Handbook, Venturing Religious and Community Life Award (33154)

11 requirements from the 1999 Venturer Handbook (2006 printing)

Do nine of the following. (Activities or projects that are more available in your area may be substituted with your Advisor's approval for activities shown below.)

1. Religious emblem. Earn your denomination's Venturing-age religious award.
2. Cultural diversity.
a. Learn about cultural diversity.
b. Make a presentation or tabletop display using the information you learned in (a) above.
OR
c. Invite someone from a different cultural background from yours and the majority of your crew's members to give a presentation on a subject of his or her choosing. Introduce your guest.
d. Participate in a discussion about cultural diversity with your crew, Sunday school class, or other group.
3. Service project. Plan and lead a service project such as helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house, participating in a community cleanup project, or taking on a fix-up project for a nursing home or nursery.
4. Religious service.
a. Serve as a volunteer in your church or synagogue or other nonprofit organization for at least three months.
b. Keep a personal journal of your experiences each time you worked as a volunteer.
c. After you have served as a volunteer for at least three months, share your experiences and how you feel about your service with others.
5. Religious retreat. Go on a religious retreat or religious trek lasting at least two days.
6. Religious/ethical play. Produce or be a cast member in some type of entertainment production with a religious or ethical theme, such as a play, a puppet show, or concert for a group such as a play, a puppet show, or concert for a group such as a children's group, retirement home, homeless shelter, or Cub Scout or Boy Scout group.
7. Youth group leadership. Serve as president, leader, or officer of your Sunday school class or youth group.
8. First aid course. Complete a Standard First Aid course or higher course or its equivalent.
9. Ethical Controversies.
a. Participate in at least two Ethical Controversies activities as a participant.
b. Be a facilitator for at least two Ethical Controversies activities for your crew, another crew, your school class, a Boy Scout troop, or another group.
c. Lead or be a staff member putting on an Ethics Forum for your crew, your church or synagogue, or your school class.
10. Teacher assistant. Serve as a Sunday school teacher or assistant for a children's Sunday school class for at least three months, or as a volunteer for a church/synagogue children's activity such as vacation Bible school. (This must be different than requirement 4 above.)
11. Religious interview. Meet with your church or synagogue minister/rabbi/leader to find out what he or she does, what they had to do to become your leader, and what they think is the most important element of their job.

Source: 1999 (2006 printing) Venturer Handbook (33494C)

Notes

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See also

  • Venturing Bronze Award

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