Religion and Life Scoutcraft Badge

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Requirements for the following faiths are available on request from SAHQ and local Scout shops Christian; Hindu; Jewish; Muslim.

Badge requirements[edit]

Religion And Life Scoutcraft Badge

NOTE: The Examiner must either be a Minister/ Priest of the religious body to which the Scout belongs, or some person appointed by their religious body.

Christian Requirements

  1. SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE: Locate in the relevant text in your own Bible and explain two stories ONE from each of the Sections a and b:
    1. Moses; Samuel; Gideon
    2. Jesus calling his Disciples; Healing of the Centurion
  2. PRACTICE: Regularly attend Sunday School or your place of worship. Give Thanks (say Grace).
    1. Explain the meaning of Prayer.
    2. Say a short prayer on a given subject.
    3. Name the Gospels and the Epistles and know the difference in meaning.
    4. Explain the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament. State the number of books in each.
  4. GENERAL: Answer questions relating to your religious order and procedures at the discretion of the Examiner, who will bear in mind your age.

Jewish Requirements

  1. Recite the 10 Commandments and explain their meaning.
  2. Read in Hebrew - V'Ahavta, Avat, Kiddush.
  3. Maintain regular attendance at Synagogue services (Friday evening and Saturday morning) for at least six months.
  4. Read and interpret Friday evening and Saturday morning services.
  5. Describe the work of at least 3 charitable organisations to which you have made a contribution.
  6. Give brief outline of Jewish history from division of the Kingdom down to Babylonian Exile.
  7. Name the first 3 Kings of Israel and tell something about each.
  8. Read a book of Jewish biography or history and tell about its contents.

Muslim Requirements:

  1. Detailed explanation of principles of Islaam (Arkanul Islam).
  2. Read: Payamber - the messenger. Three parts.
  3. Describe the work of three charitable Islamic organizations.
  4. Study of the Prophet Ebrahim.
  5. Study of Qur'anic verses with regard to parents and the relevant Ahadeeth.
  6. Fard solaah to be observed.
  7. Regular attendance of a madrasah.
  8. Possess a translation Qur'aan (Yusuf Ali translation)

Hindu Requirements:

  1. Chant the Mantras of the Ishwar Upasana and give their meanings.
  2. Maintain regular attendance at religious services.
  3. Know the significance of
    1. Rem Navami;
    2. Krishna Asthami.
  4. Describe the welfare and humanitarian work of
    1. The Ayran Benevolent Home;
    2. The Divine Life Society;
    3. The Ramakrishna Centre;
    4. Any other body.
  5. Study the lives of the following
    1. Swami Vivakananda;
    2. Swami savananda;
    3. Swami Dayananda;
    4. Meera Bai;
    5. Thiruvalluvar.
  6. Read the contents of "The Elementary teachings of Hinduism" (A Veda Nikatan Pub.)
  7. Read and know Chapters two, three and four of the Bhagavad Gita.

Requirements in PDF[edit]

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