Instructions to Parents and Cub Scouts
What is the Bismillah Emblem?
The National Islamic Committee on Scouting has developed the Bismillah emblem to encourage muslim youth who are Cub Scouts to advance in the knowledge and practice of Islamic religious living. Muslims start any saying with “In the name of God, the compassionate, and the merciful.” So, since Cub Scouting is the beginning program of the
Muslims start any saying with “In the name of God, the compassionate, and the merciful.” So, since Cub Scouting is the beginning program of the BSA, when a boy learns something in this field he should be awarded the “Bismillah emblem” first. In earning this emblem, boys will learn all the basic things they should know (at the age) about the religion of Islam.
This program also provides the opportunity for the boys to receive closer guidance from parents, Imam and religious school teachers who serve as counselors.
The pendant is attached to a bronze bar pin that carries the Arabic lettering from the Holy Book of Koran.
Who Is Eligible?
Any Cub Scout can earn the Bismillah emblem if he is registered with a Cub Scout pack and practicing muslim faith. However, by the time he received the emblem, he should have achieved the following:
- Registered in Cub Scouting for at least 6 months.
- Earned the Bear rank (or earned at least five Webelos badges).
- He must attend religious school and practice the Islamic Law and fulfill his obligation.
How is the Emblem Worn?
The Boy Scouts of America has authorized the wearing of the Bismillah emblem on the Cub Scout uniform over the left pocket.