P.R.A.Y. Program Counselors
P.R.A.Y. has announced a new award called the “Building Faith in Youth Award.” This award is designed to recognize adults who have used the P.R.A.Y. programs to disciple young people and their families and to support the Christian Education program of the local protestant congregation. Counselors and Teachers of the P.R.A.Y. programs that stand out and have gone above and beyond the requirements of the program are ideal candidates. Nominations must come from a protestant church; the only signature required is the pastor’s.
This is a distinguishing feature of the new award.
Whereas most of the adult religious recognitions are joint recognitions on behalf of the church and a Scouting agency, the “Building Faith in Youth Award” is strictly a protestant church recognition. Congregations will now have a way of honoring their adult members who are non-Scouts and yet active in the P.R.A.Y. programs. The P.R.A.Y. Board of Directors wanted an adult award that could be used by a protestant church to recognize its own church members.
The emblem features a four-colored cross. The colors correspond to the four levels in the P.R.A.Y. series, i.e. God and Me (red), God and Family (yellow), God and Church (blue), and God and Life (green). The four colors converge into a point to create an “X” at the center of the cross. “X” is the first letter in the Greek word for Christ, and it is symbolic of how Christ should be at the center of our lives. The award package includes a medal that can be worn around the neck, a ¾” lapel pin, and an 8 ½” x 11” certificate.
Click here for the Building Faith in Youth nomination form .