On May 6, 2018, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Apple Valley, Minnesota presented the Four-Star Award to 7 Scouts who completed all four of the P.R.A.Y. Protestant religious emblems. They were among 35 total Scouts who received religious emblems at this year’s religious emblems award ceremony.
Since the church started offering religious emblems classes in 2002, a total of 490 boys and girls have earned a total of 700 religious emblems. Of those 490 Scouts, 27 have earned the Four-Star Award. This year’s group of 7 Four Stars is by far the largest in the history of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran church.