The National Islamic Committee on Scouting has developed the Bismillah emblem to encourage Muslim youths who is Cub Scouts to advance in the knowledge and practice of Islamic religious living.
Muslims start any saying with “In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful”. So, since Cub Scouting is the beginning program of the BSA, when a boy learns something in this field he should be awarded the “Bismillah Emblem” first. In earning this emblem, boys will learn all the basic things he should know (at the age) about the religion of Islam.
The pendant is attached to a bronze bar pin that carries the Arabic lettering from the Holy Book of Koran.
Any Cub Scout can earn the Bismillah emblem if he is registered with a Cub Scout pack and practicing Muslim faith. However, by the time he receives the emblem; he should have achieved the Bear rank or have earned at least five Webelos activity badges. He must be registered in Cub Scouting for at least six months. He must attend religious school and practice the Islamic Law and fulfill his obligation.
The Boy Scouts of America has authorized the wearing of the Bismillah emblem on the Cub Scout uniform over the left pocket.
1. Read the activities for the Bismillah program on the next page. Your parents, Imam, religious school teachers, and counselors will gladly help and guide you on each activity.
2. Keep a neat record of your work in a notebook.
3. Place an “X” in the box next to the number of each activity you complete. Your parent (s) / guardian (s) will check your work for each activity and sign in the space provided.
4. When you have completed all the activities, your Imam or religious school teacher will review them with you and sign in the space provided.
5. The application is then completed and mailed to religious emblem committee:
6. The Bismillah Emblem will be presented to you by your Imam or counselors at a Cub Scout Program or at some other appropriate occasion such as Eidul Adha get together at your center.
7. Your parents also get recognition at the national meeting of the Council.