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GNFC's Religious Relationship Committees

"A Scout is Reverent"

 The Religious Relationships Committee, being comprised of various faith organizations, promise to promote the spiritual development and growth of all Scouts and Scouters in the Greater Niagara Frontier Council.



Catholic Committee on Scouting

To find out more about Catholic Scouting please visit the Buffalo Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting website >

Available to read with new information for Religious Emblems is the September edition of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting's newsletter - The Bridge.

For a description of the various Catholic youth awards please view the following document:  Catholic Religious Recognition Programs.pdf

Religious Emblems.pdf

For more information on being a Religious Emblems Coordinator for your Pack, Troop or Crew please CLICK HERE> and scroll to the bottom.

For more information on the 2015 Catholic Committee Youth Retreat on November 21, 2015 please CLICK HERE>.

Religious Emblems Counselors we have completed the counselor training on September 26, 2015.  If you are still in need of training contact  Howard Morgan

Religious Emblems

A Scout is Reverent.......He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in matters of custom and religion. To encourage members to grow stronger in their faith, religious groups have developed Religious Emblems Programs.

The Boy Scouts of America has approved of these Programs and allows the Emblems to be worn on the official uniform. The various religious groups administer the Programs.

Council Religious Emblems Coordinators

Gerald Hodgson  (716) 694-8364

Jim Smyczynski  (716) 689-2804

District Religious Emblems Coordinators

Onondaga District

  Jim Smyczynski 689-2804

Polaris District

  Sandy Gworek  (716) 773-1338

  Katrina Overbeck  (716) 282-0347

Red Jacket District

  Jim Heinrich  (716) 866-1942


Jewish Committee on Scouting

National Jewish Committee on Scouting >


Protestant Committee on Scouting

Protestant Committee >

Scouting Events >

The Eagle Patch is now available from P.R.A.Y. >



Additional Resources



Last Updated - 09/25/14 PMV




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