Islamic Scouting

Text Box: ISLAMIC COUNCIL ON SCOUTING OF NORTH AMERICA				 
NATIONAL ISLAMIC COMMITTEE ON SCOUTING BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

BISMILLAH AWARD

 

What is the BISMILLAH EMBLEM?

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS TO PARENTS AND CUB SCOUTS

 

                 The National Islamic Committee on Scouting has developed the Bismillah emblem to encourage Muslim youths who is 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.

 

Who is Eligible?

                 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.

                

How is the EMBLEM worn?

                 The Boy Scouts of America has authorized the wearing of the Bismillah emblem on the Cub Scout uniform over the left pocket.

 

How a Cub Scout Earns the BISMILLAH EMBLEM?

1. Read the activities for the Bismillah program on the next page.  Your parents, Imam, religious school teachers, and counselors will gladly help and guide you on each activity.

2. Keep a neat record of your work in a notebook.

3. Place an “X” in the box next to the number of each activity you complete.  Your parent (s) / guardian (s) will check your work for each activity and sign in the space provided.

4. When you have completed all the activities, your Imam or religious school teacher will review them with you and sign in the space provided.

5. The application is then completed and mailed to religious emblem committee:

6. The Bismillah Emblem will be presented to you by your Imam or counselors at a Cub Scout Program or at some other appropriate occasion such as Eidul Adha get together at your center.

7. Your parents also get recognition at the national meeting of the Council.

 

Activities for earning Bismillah Emblem:

 

1. The Holy Books:

                 a. Name all the Holy Books revealed to Prophets by Allah Almighty (God).

                 b. Which one was the final revelation?

 

                                                   Signature of Parent/Guardian_________________________________

 

2. The Great Prophets.

                 a. Name three of the greatest of all Prophets.

                 b. In your note-book, write a brief essay on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

                                                                                                     

                                                   Signature of Parent/Guardian_________________________________

3. Prayers.

                 a. Give a brief description of KAABA, the house of Allah (God).

                 b. Read an article about the pilgrimage and write a report on it in your note-book.

                 c. Paste in your note-book several pictures and articles about KAABA.

 

                                                   Signature of Parent/Guardian________________________________

 

4. Religious Holidays

                 a. Describe four of the major Muslim holidays observed during the year.

                 b. Learn the names of Islamic months.

                 c. Write a brief account of the importance of EIDUL ADHA.

 

                                                   Signature of Parent/Guardian________________________________

 

5. The Mosque of Islamic Center.

                 a. Attend religious services regularly.

                 b. In your note-book, draw a picture of Masjid Aqsa and write a brief description of its    importance to Muslims.

 

                                                   Signature of Parent/Guardian________________________________

6. Muslim Hero

                 a. Tell the story of your favorite Muslim Hero.

                 b. Write an essay on Hazrat Bilal, the first Moazzin (Call for Prayers) of Islam.

 

                                                   Signature of Parent/Guardian________________________________

7. American Heritage.

                 In your note-book write a brief report on a great American Muslim.

 

                                                   Signature of Parent/Guardian________________________________

 

 

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Certification

Text Box: This is to certify that Cub Scout

(NAME OF THE EMBLEM RECEIPIANT)

has fulfilled the activities of the religious emblem program

and is worthy of the

“BISMILLAH MEDAL”

He is properly registered as a Cub Scout in

Cub Pack _________ which is sponsored by ____________________________________

and he is an active member of his den and pack.  He is register member of the Boy Scouts of America. He is also very active in the Islamic Center.

We recommend that he be approved for this honor.

 

Signatures:

1. Parent or Guardian’s; ———————

2. Cub Master or Den; ———————-

3. Leader’s Signature; ————————                   

 

Recommended by the Imam

 _______________________

    Signature of Imam/Counselor

 

Text Box: ORDER FORM SHOULD BE MAILED FOR CUB SCOUT BISMILLAH

 

Please ship Medal to the above address.  A remittance fee of $25 covering the cost of the medal and shipping to Official Vender of Religious Emblem of Islamic Council on Scouting - Plaques by Azra is enclosed.

 

 

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  If you would like to become involved in Islamic Scouting at the national, regional, local council, or unit level,

please send an email message to:  Chairman -AT- IslamicScouting -DOT- org

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