Religious Awards


Many Packs, Troops, and Crews in the Housatonic Council will participate in Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath services in February. Nationally, a Sunday in February has been designated as Scout Sunday and a Saturday in February will be designated as Scout Sabbath.

To encourage units, youth, and leaders to participate in Scout Sunday/ Scout Sabbath, Ken Lee, a volunteer from Danielson, Connecticut, has created an attractive Scout Sunday/ Scout Sabbath patch. Click below for the flier provides a rendition of the patch and recommended guidelines for earning the patch. In brief, the goal is formal participation in Scout Sunday/ Scout Sabbath observances by youth and leaders.

All leaders are encouraged to include Scout Sunday/ Scout Sabbath observances in their unit programs this February.

Religious Emblems for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts,
Venturers, and Explorers


Any Catholic Explorer can work on the Pope Pius XII, and if the unit is charted to a Catholic organization and meets the requirements the unit can receive the National Quality Unit, Pope Paul VI award.