Parvuli Dei

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About the Emblem

The purpose of the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) emblem is to help young boys and girls explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community.

Program Objectives

  • To help the Scout of his age develop an awareness of God’s love for each one of His special, unique created beings.
  • To help the Scout become aware and understand their identity as an important member of their family, community, and as a member of the Family of God.
  • To continue to develop an awareness as members of the parish and the Body of Christ.
  • To aid the Scout in their awareness of the responsibilities that grow out of God’s love for us.

Eligibility

  • Registered 8 to 10 year old (Bear or Webelos) of Catholic Faith.

Requirements

  • Each Cub have their own Activity Book (Parvuli Dei Activity Book, Publication Date: 2003).
  • The book is designed for the Cub and their parent or guardian to work together.
  • The Cub will be required to make a banner as part of the requirements.
  • Diocesan and BSA Youth Protection policies must be followed.

Getting Started

  • Emblem Books may be obtained 1) directly from the NCCS Online Store, 2) your local BSA Scout Shop, 3) BSA Supply at “http://www.scoutstuff.org“, or 4) through most Diocesan scout committees.
  • Although the book could be completed in four to six hours, the goal of earning a religious emblem is to help the Cub develop a personal relationship with Jesus, so it is suggested that steps be spread over several weeks. This will help the Cub understand that this is a long-term commitment, not a one-time project.

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