Calendar of Religious Observations

Created by Camping Department, Modified on Tue, 02 Apr 2024 at 05:52 PM by Camping Department

Calendar of Religious Observations

https://www.scouting.org/resources/relationships/religious-observances/


The Boy Scouts of America recognizes the importance of religious faith in the development of good citizenship. As such, the organization encourages its members to recognize their obligation to God and their country. To respect the traditions of all Scouts and Scouters, the Boy Scouts of America has developed a religious holiday calendar for the use of local units, councils, and others in scheduling Scout-related activities.


The calendar provides a brief description of each holiday, both in the overall list of holidays and following each month, and an indication of the significance of each as well. It is continuously updated to provide planners with a two-year holiday schedule. Please remember that certain holidays begin on the night before the actual day of the holiday as shown on the calendar.


Here are some important things to keep in mind when using the religious holiday calendar:


- The calendar is nonsectarian in its approach and recognizes holidays from a variety of religious traditions.

- The calendar is meant to be a guide and should not be considered exhaustive or definitive.

- It is important to consult with members of your local community to ensure that all important religious holidays are taken into account.

- When scheduling activities, be mindful of the fact that some holidays may require participants to refrain from work or other activities.


By using the religious holiday calendar, Scout leaders can ensure that they are respecting the traditions of all members of their community and promoting a culture of inclusivity and respect.



Was this article helpful?

That’s Great!

Thank you for your feedback

Sorry! We couldn't be helpful

Thank you for your feedback

Let us know how can we improve this article!

Select atleast one of the reasons
CAPTCHA verification is required.

Feedback sent

We appreciate your effort and will try to fix the article