Parvuli Dei

Parvuli DeiThe purpose of the Parvuli Dei (means Children of God) emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community. Program Objectives
  • To help the Scout of his age develop an awareness of God’s love for each one of His special, unique created beings.
  • To help the Scout become aware and understand his identity as an important member of his family, his community, and as a member of the Family of God.
  • To continue to develop an awareness as members of the parish and the Body of Christ.
  • To aid the Scout in his awareness of the responsibilities that grow out of God’s love for us.
Eligibility
  • Registered 8 to 10 year old (Bear or Webelos) of Catholic Faith.
Parvuli Dei BookRequirements
  • Each Cub have his own Activity Book.
  • The book is designed for the Cub and his parent or guardian to work together.
  • The Cub will be required to make a banner as part of the requirements.
  • Diocesan and BSA Youth Protection policies must be followed.
Getting Started
  • Emblem Books may be obtained most economically and quickly from your local BSA Council Service Center Scout Shops. Alternatively, they can be obtained directly from BSA Supply at http://www.scoutstuff.org or through most Diocesan scout committees.
  • Although the book could be completed in four to six hours, the goal of earning a religious emblem is to help the Cub develop a personal relationship with Jesus, so it is suggested that steps be spread over several weeks. This will help the Cub understand that this is a long-term commitment, not a one-time project.
Scout’s Role
  • Actively work on the activities with his parents or guardians.
  • Keep the Religious Emblems Coordinator informed of his progress.
Parent’s Role
  • Actively work on the activities with their son. He may need your help with Bible readings and getting information.
  • Keep the Religious Emblems Coordinator informed of the Cub’s progress.
  • Parent Guide Resource
Program Completion
  • When the Cub completes all steps, he is to present the book to his parish priest or the priest’s representative and the book is reviewed with the Cub.
  • After the pastor or his representative signs the book, the application form, form only, is sent to the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry for final approval.
  • The Emblem Order Form should be included with the application form.  This will expedite reception of the emblem which will be sent to your pastor for presentation.
Ordering and Presentation of Religious Emblems  
Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie
St. Mark Catholic Center | 429 East Grandview Boulevard | Erie, Pennsylvania 16504 | Ph. 814-824-1218 | Fx. 814-824-1239
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