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Religious Life Bronze Award (BSA Venturing Crew)

To earn the Bronze Award for RELIGIOUS LIFE activities, do nine of the following:

  • 1 Earn your denomination's Venturing-age religious award. See pages 68-69 of this book; pages 12-13 of Relationships Resources No. 4-400; or the A Scout Is Reverant religious emblems chart No. 5-206C.
  • 2 Do A & B or C & D
    • a Learn about cultural diversity.
    • b Make a presentation or tabletop display using the information you learned in (a) above.
    • c Invite someone from a different cultural background from yours and the majority of your crew's members to give a presentation on a subject of his or her choosing. Introduce your guest.
    • d Participate in a discussion about cultural diversity with your crew, Sunday school class, or other group
  • 3 Plan and lead a service project such as helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house, participating in a community cleanup project, or taking on a fix-up project for a nursing home or nursery.
  • 4 Do all of these:
    • a Serve as a volunteer in your church or synagogue or other nonprofit organization for at least three months.
    • b Keep a personal journal of your experiences each time you worked as a volunteer.
    • c After you have served as a volunteer for at least three months, share your experiences and how you feel about your service with others.
  • 5 Go on a religious retreat or religious trek lasting at least two days.
  • 6 Produce or be a cast member in some type of entertainment production with a religious or ethical theme, such as a play, a puppet show, or concert for a group such as a play, a puppet show, or concert for a group such as a children's group, retirement home, homeless shelter, or Cub Scout or Boy Scout group.
  • 7 Serve as president, leader, or officer of your Sunday school class or youth group.
  • 8 Complete a Standard First Aid course or higher course or its equivalent.
  • 9 Do all of these:
    • a Participate in at least two Ethical Controversies activities as a participant.
    • b Be a facilitator for at least two Ethical Controversies activities for your crew, another crew, your school class, a Boy Scout troop, or another group.
    • c Lead or be a staff member putting on an Ethics Forum for your crew, your church or synagogue, or your school class.
  • 10 Serve as a Sunday school teacher or assistant for a children's Sunday school class for at least three months, or as a volunteer for a church/synagogue children's activity such as vacation Bible school. (This must be different than requirement 4 above.)
  • 11 Meet with your church or synagogue minister/rabbi/leader to find out what he or she does, what they had to do to become your leader, and what they think is the most important element of their job.