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Chaplain Aide

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Serving as Chaplain Aide can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.

  Selection: Appointed
  Selected by: Senior Patrol Leader
  Reports to: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Job Description:

The Chaplain Aide works with the Chaplain to meet the religious needs of Scouts. He also works to promote the religious emblems program.


The chaplain aide must:

  • Be mature and sensitive, and have earned the respect and trust of his fellow Scouts.
  • Be at least a First Class Scout.
  • Have received or be working on the requirements leading to the age-appropriate religious emblem for his faith.


  • Assists the Chaplain with religious services at troop activities.
  • Encourages troop members to strengthen their own relationships with God through personal prayer and devotion and participation in religious activities appropriate to their faith.
  • Tells Scouts about the Religious Emblems program for their faith at least once a year.
  • Helps recognize troop members who receive their religious emblems such as at a court of honor.
  • Makes sure religious holidays are considered during the troop program planning process.
  • Helps plan for religious observance in troop activities.
  • Encourages saying grace at meals while camping or at other activities.
  • Helps promote annual Scout Sunday/Scout Sabbath.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit.

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