On Sunday, August 25, four Scouts in Pack 173 from Dover received their Cub Scout Religious Emblem Medals at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in
Somersworth. The religious emblem program in Scouting can have significant influence in developing spirituality, citizenship and character.
Two Scouts earned their Light of Christ Emblems. The first was Wolf Cub Scout Brian Gorman and the second was Wolf Cub Scout Thomas DePalo. The purpose of this emblem is to help the Cub Scout develop a personal relationship with Jesus. It is hoped that the cub will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend. This emblem is a stepping stone towards Parvuli Dei and other religious emblems.
Two Scouts earned their Parvuli Dei Emblems. The first was Bear Cub Scout Jonathan Boufford and the second was Bear Cub Scout Stone Slattery. Parvuli Dei, which means Child of God, helps the Scout develop the awareness and responsibilities of God’s love. They also discover what talents they can share with the parish and other Scouts.
Jen Boufford, the religious emblem coordinator for all these Scouts, has been working with the boys for over 8 months. This is her second year working with Cub Scouts as a coordinator.
The Knights of Columbus Council #2078 from Somersworth graciously supported all of the Scouts by supplying the workbooks needed to complete the program. The Knights also supplied all of the medals that were presented to them on Sunday. The Knights are wonderful role models for the Cub Scouts and will continue their support and guidance.