Islamic Scouting


Religious Emblems Awards for Youth and Adults


It was a natural outgrowth of the relationship between scouting and Islamic organizations that the religious emblems program was originated to give recognition to youth who had demonstrated religious growth. In 1965 the Federation of Islamic Association issued the “In The Name of God” emblem for Boy Scouts and Venturers who are Muslim.


In 1981 an organization were formed by the concerned Muslim for the promotion of the scouting in Muslim community in New York which was Chaired by Dr. Muzamil Siddiqui, at The Muslim World League, UN Office in New York and an adhoc committee were formed by the name of “Islamic Council on Scouting of North America” under the leader ship of Syed Ehtesham Haider Naqvi.


In 1982 the adhoc committee submitted their recommendations to the community at the office of the Organization of Islamic Council under the leadership of its UN Ambassador Mr. Youssouf Sylla to formed National Islamic Committee on Scouting and Mr. Sylla have been chosen as a Chairman where as the President of the Council were chosen Mr. Syed Ehtesham H. Naqvi who form the organization.


Since these emblems were designed and implemented by the Islamic Council on Scouting and not by the Boy Scouts of America, it is appropriate that they be presented during a religious service at a youth's activity at Islamic Center or Mosque.


Scouts and Scouters who earn or are awarded a religious emblem/award are entitled to wear a "knot" on their uniform.  This includes Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.  There are separate knots shown below for youth and adults.  Adults who earned a religious emblem as a youth are encouraged to wear the adult knot on their uniform.


“MashaAllah” Emblem

(For Tiger Cubs)     under review for the requirement





“Bismillah” Emblem Youth Religious Knot


(For Cub Scouts)   Click here for the requirements for the "Bismillah”


The Islamic Council on Scouting has developed the Bismillah Emblem program to encourage Muslim youth who are Cub Scouts advance in the knowledge and practice of Islamic religious living.


The Bismillah Award Program also provides the opportunity for the boys to receive closer guidance from parents, Imam and religious school teachers who serve as counselor.


The pendant is attached to a bronze bar pin that carries the Arabic lettering from the Holy Book Qur’an.


In the Name of Allah “GOD” Emblem Youth Religious Knot


(For Scouts and Venturers Click here for the requirements for the "In the Name of Allah “GOD”


In The Name of Allah “GOD” emblem is a pendant representing world beginning of the Arabic calligraphic of Holy Qur’an and in center Word GOD in English is engraved. It is attached to a green ribbon and a bronze bar pin that carries the inscription "GOD" in English.


The Boy Scouts of America has authorized the In the Name of Allah “GOD” emblem to be worn over the left breast pocket at the left of the Eagle Scout badge. When the Eagle badge is not worn, the In the Name of Allah “GOD”  is centered above the flap of the left breast pocket.


“Peace” Emblem Youth Religious Knot

(For Non Muslim Scouts and Leaders)

under review for the requirement




The PEACE (Interfaith) Award is designed for Boy Scouts in high school, ages 14 to 18, Venturers ages 14 to 20 and adults from non Islamic Community for their support to understanding Islam and making efforts to provide the program to Muslim community. The purpose of the award is to encourage the young adult to explore adult Islamic roles in the context of family, community, and Islamic people. The requirements can be completed in three months and with a counselor's assistance.


“Allaho Akber” Emblem Adult Religious Knot

(For adult volunteers)  Click here for the requirements for The Allaho Akbar”


The Islamic Council on Scouting has established the Adult Award to recognize outstanding service by adults in the promotion of Scouting among Muslim youth.


The Allaho Akber Award consists of a pendant 2 inches diameter suspended by a 1.5 to 1.75 inch white ribbon.


The pendant is bordered with the letter “Islamic Council on scouting on Scouting” and is embossed with a crescent which stands for complete faith in God, and a five point star representing the five pillars and white ribbon represents the universal Islamic aspiration of PEACE and LOVE.










  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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