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Southampton City Scout District Chaplain
Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2015
A big thank you goes to Chris Davis for all his time and energy over many years as our district chaplain. It won’t be the same without the Emu or the Centurion. I am pleased to welcome Deacon Brian Purchase as our new scout district chaplain. Brian will be helping us with cub carol service, Founders day and St George’s day and will be holding our Scouts own at next year’s district camp.
A big thank you goes to Chris Davis for all his time and energy over many years as our district chaplain. It won’t be the same without the Emu or the Centurion.
I am pleased to welcome Deacon Brian Purchase as our new scout district chaplain. Brian will be helping us with cub carol service, Founders day and St George’s day and will be holding our Scouts own at next year’s district camp.
A very big welcome to him.
Rev. Brian Purchase-Deacon
Read on to find out more about completing the faith badge…
Completing the Faith Badge
Why not complete the Faith Badge? Our District Chaplain is keen to help you deliver the criteria. His Contact details are in the District Directory.
To gain this badge, Beaver Scouts must complete the following:
- Write a prayer or reflection.
- Read or share a prayer at the opening or closing ceremony or some other time.
- Find and tell a story that relates to the Beaver Scout Promise.
- Visit a place of worship and show evidence of your visit with photographs, drawings, handouts, leaflets or information sheets.
Under item 3, it would be appropriate to use a book specifically written for 6-8 year olds that contains either religious or moral stories that relate to the Promise.
To gain this badge, Cub Scouts must complete the following:
- Find out about your place of worship including something about each of the following:
- the people involved, their titles and what they do
- the important or sacred objects
- the festivals and customs
- the stories and traditions. These could be from books, videos or other sources.
- Choose a favourite religious song or hymn and sing it with other Cub Scouts. (You should explain to the Pack why you like it and what it means to you.)
- Choose a favourite prayer or reading and share it with the Pack at an appropriate occasion. (You may write the prayer and should explain to the Pack why you like it and what it means to you.)
To gain this badge, Scouts must complete the requirements below:
- Take an active part at your place of worship. This might include, getting involved in community work, taking a special part in services or celebrations or following a training or study programme.
- Complete the following:
- Find out more about the origins of your faith and share what you found out with others in the Troop.
- Explore some aspect of the history of your faith at a local, national or international level. This could be done by learning about influential people or by visiting a shrine or other holy place.
- Be able to explain to an adult some of the teachings of your faith and how these affect the way you live your life.
A young person who has been confirmed, had their Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah or similar faith life experience will only need to do the following activity to qualify for this badge:
- Take part in a Scouting activity relating to their faith.