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Boy Scout In the Name of Allah Emblem

REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements are outlined in this folder and your religious scholar is your instruction and counselor as you fulfill the requirements.

EXAMINATION:

When you have fulfilled all of the requirements, your Scoutmaster will arrange for an examination.

APPLICATION FOR EMBLEM:

  • The application is then completed and mailed to religious emblem committee:
    • AGE: Boy Scouts age (10 years to 18 years).
    • RANK: A boy must be a Second Class Scout.
    • TIME: Each of the three parts in the program is designed to provide about two months of study and service. Hence, it will take about a year to complete the requirements for the award. However, 6 months is provided as a minimum and one year as a maximum work period.
    • MOSQUE ATTENDANCE: It is assumed that you attend the Mosque regularly.
    • PRESENTATION OF AWARD: Formal presentation of this award should be made as follows:
      • By the Scoutmaster of your troop or Imam after the religious services in your institution.
      • By the Boy Scout executive in a district roundtable meeting.
      • By the Islamic Committee on Scouting, if there is one in your area.
    • WEARING THE AWARD: The Boy Scouts of America has authorized the “IN THE NAME OF GOD (ALLAH) AWARD” for Scouts of the Islamic faith to be worn over the left breast pocket.
      • “In the Name of God (Allah)” is a program that aims to help Muslim youth fulfill the first part of the Scout promise, “On my honor, I will do my duty to God.”
        As he grows in this program, he will become active in four areas of study, experience, and service.
        • Islamic faith
        • Islamic practices
        • Islamic brotherhood
        • Islamic participation.
      • As a Boy Scout he may, with the approval of his religious scholar (Imam), participate in this program whether his unit is connected with his own mosque or some other institution. His Imam will be the teacher and counselor as he advances in the “In the Name of God (Allah)” program.
        • “A Scout is reverent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.”
      • The twelfth point of the Scout Law recognizes the place of religion in your life. It reminds you that your Scouting is related to your home, to your mosque, and your school. A part of Scouting is to live a worthy religious life.
      • Scouting has been long recognized by Muslims as a great movement uniting the youth of the world in a bond of spiritual, moral, and physical strength. The spiritual bond, while not exemplifying one religion over another, can readily be recognized in the opening phrase of the Scout Oath: “On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country.” The religious awards provided for and established by the many faiths of the world can have only one ultimate goal, that of spiritual preparedness and tolerance.
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