To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, many religious groups have instituted programs that enable adults that mentor youth to earn a religious emblem. The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these programs and allows the emblems to be worn on leaders’ official uniforms. However, the emblems are awarded through the various religious organizations rather than the BSA. The Archdioceses of Chicago, Catholic Committee on Scouting annually nominates and awards the two following adult awards:
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