[This notice was given to Council from an outside organization and is here reprinted in its entirety]
Recognizing that church and scout meetings have been suspended, P.R.A.Y. has adopted the following policy to ensure that young people do not miss the opportunity to earn their P.R.A.Y. emblem while maintaining eligibility for the Four-Star Award:
At the request of clergy and counselors, a special eligibility extension is in effect until December 31, 2020. This means that students who are eligible for a program based on their current grade level in March 2020, will still be eligible to earn that award until the end of this calendar year, December 31, 2020. Instead of aging out of a program in the fall when starting a new grade at school, the P.R.A.Y. extension will allow young people to complete their requirements until December 31, 2020.
We also know that with time at home for spring breaks and self-quarantines, trying to maintain health, there is a good chance you will be battling cabin fever. Below you will find information and resources from P.R.A.Y. to engage Scouts and their families in faith formation. I hope you will find them useful in your own ministry.
P.R.A.Y. is grateful for the many churches and volunteers who help young people grow in faith and earn their religious emblems. You are needed for such a time as this! We pray God’s presence be a source of comfort and strength both to you and to the young people with whom you work.
Jason Noland, P.R.A.Y. CEO