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Scouts receive God and Church award
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Jonathan Collins and Alex Jonas receive their God and Church award from Brother Albert Hill. - photo by Photo provided

Two Boy Scouts from the Coastal Empire Council Troop 691 received their God and Church award Nov. 15 at Faulkville Baptist Church.

Brother Albert Hill, the preacher of Faulkville Baptist Church, gave Life Scout Alex Jonas and Life Scout Johnathan Collins, both of Marlow, their Certificates and Medals. Troop 691 is in the Ogeechee district and meets at Zion Lutheran Church at Highways 17 and 30 on Thursday night.
Scout Master Norman Munthe said “a Scout is reverent,” and all Scouts show this by being faithful in their duty to God. Some go further and give special service.

Collins and Jonas work many weeks with Hill. They were required to study the Bible, write essays and other requirements to qualify them for their religious emblem. Jonas has in the past earned his God and Me (Cub Scout award) and God and Family (Webelo Scout Award).”

A variety of religious emblems programs are used by the Boy Scouts of America to encourage youth to learn about their faith and to recognize adults who provide significant service to youth in a religious environment. These religious programs are created, administered and awarded by the various religious groups, not the BSA, but each program must be recognized by the BSA.

Since 1926 Boy Scouts have been earning these emblems and today there are over 35 religious groups represented by over 75 recognized emblems.