Sunday, February 08, 2009

Alex receives the Light of Christ

The Light of Christ is the Catholic religious emblem awarded to younger Cub Scouts, Tiger Cubs and Wolfs for completing a series of requirements. For Tigers, it at least as involved as the Tiger Cub badge itself, if not more, because simply trying doesn't cut it, requirements must be completed!

I worked on it with Alex and Aaron over the last few months and they both were presented their awards today.

Aaron, who attends St. Jane Francis in Pasadena Maryland, was the only one in his parish to be presented a religious award, but his was awarded by Bishop Rozanski Archbishop O'Brien. While I think it is cool that the Bishop presided, the reason sucks, because it is due to leadership issues with the parish.

Alex on the other hand received his award at our church, St. John the Evangelist in Frederick Maryland, along with about forty other Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of various ages (couldn't fit them all in a photograph). Most were from the Cub Scout pack and Girl Scout troops that are chartered by the church, but there were some, like Alex, from other packs, including one boy who received his Parvuli Dei from the same pack as Alex.

Now I just need to figure out how the Pack 285 does the knot of recognition. The way I remember it is that the next pack meeting after the boy receives the religious emblem, the pack presents the knot.

The knot is worn on the uniform on all occasions, while the metal is worn at pack meetings and more formal occasions. The youth religious knot is one of the few that can be worn on a Cub Scout uniform, Boy Scout uniform, and adult uniform.

1 comment:

DiZent said...

Bishop Rozanski presented Aaron with the Light of Christ medal. He is one of the auxiliary bishops. Still cool