The chaplain aide assists the troop chaplain (usually an adult from the troop committee
or the chartered organization) in serving the religious needs of the troop. He ensures
that religious holidays are considered during the troop’s program planning process and
promotes the BSA’s religious emblems program.
- Assists the troop chaplain with religious services at troop activities.
- Encourages troop members to strengthen their own relationships with God through personal prayer and devotion and participation in religious activities appropriate to their faith (see note 1 below).
- Tells Scouts about the Religious Emblems program for their faith at least once a year.
- Helps recognize troop members who receive their religious emblems, (such as at a court of honor, see note 2 below).
- Makes sure religious holidays are considered during the troop program planning process.
- Helps plan for religious observance in troop activities.
- Encourages saying grace at meals while camping or at other activities (see note 3 below).
- Helps promote annual Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath.
- Sets a good example.
- Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts).
- Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
- Shows Scout spirit