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There are three religious emblems offered by the Islamic Council on Scouting:
Bismillah Emblem for Cub Scouts
The National Islamic Committee on Scouting has developed the Bismillah emblem to encourage Muslim youths who are in Cub Scouts to advance in the knowledge and practice of Islamic religious living. Muslims start any saying with "In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful”. So, since Cub Scouting is the beginning program of the BSA, when a boy learns something in this field he should be awarded the "Bismillah Emblem” first. In earning this emblem, boys will learn all the basic things he should know (at the age) about the religion of Islam. The pendant is attached to a bronze bar pin that carries the Arabic lettering from the Holy Book of Koran. Any Cub Scout can earn the Bismillah emblem if he is registered with a Cub Scout pack and practicing Muslim faith. However, by the time he receives the emblem; he should have achieved the Bear rank or have earned at least five Webelos activity badges. He must be registered in Cub Scouting for at least six months. He must attend religious school and practice the Islamic Law and fulfill his obligation.
In the Name of God Emblem for Boy Scouts
The National Islamic Committee on Scouting has developed the In the Name of God emblem to encourage Muslim youths who are in Boy Scouts to advance in the knowledge and practice of Islamic religious living. Any Boy Scout can earn the In the Name of God emblem if he is registered with a Boy Scout Troop and practicing Muslim faith. However, by the time he receives the emblem; he should have achieved the Second Class rank. He must be registered in Boy Scouting for at least six months. He must attend religious school and practice the Islamic Law and fulfill his obligation.
Allahu Akbar Emblem for Adult Leaders
The National Islamic Committee on Scouting established the "Allaho Akber” (God is Great) Award to recognize outstanding service by adults in the promotion of Scouting among Muslim youth. Recommendations for the award may be made by Imams of the Mosques, directors of Muslim centers, presidents of Muslim organizations, or Boy Scout councils to the national Islamic committee on Scouting. If approved, the name of the nominee should be submitted for ratification to the Islamic Council on Scouting of North America. In case there is no local Islamic Committee on scouting, an ad hoc committee consisting of the local scouting executive, local Imam or director of the Muslim center, will serve as the awards committee and would forward its approval to the Islamic council on Scouting of North America.
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