Troop Religious Knot


The P.R.A.Y. Program

Draw young people closer to Christ and help them grow stronger in faith and in service to God. Have fun earning a P.R.A.Y. award with pizza, gameboxes, and more!

Scout Religious Knot


The knot to the left is the Scout’s first knot they could potentially wear on their uniform.  The United Methodist Church amongst many other Christian Churches partner with Pray Pub to foster faith in our youth.

Scouter Religious Knot - The Leader/Counselor


This knot is the Scouter Religious knot that may be provided to a leader by Knightdale United Methodist Church.  An example of earning this knot may be by teaching the various courses offered by Pray Pub.

By completing at least one course during the Scout’s tenure as a Troop member, either the God & Church or the God & Life program, will earn the Scout their first knot! A very important knot in their journey…​

God and Church

God and Church

The God and Church curriculum is designed to lead youth on a three part faith journey.

Curriculum Goals:

  • To strengthen young people’s relationship with Christ
  • To challenge young people to learn about and participate in the worship and ministry of the church
  • To have young people make a plan for daily Bible reading and memorize a creed or statement of belief or passage of scripture
  • To provide the opportunity for young people to experience the joy of serving others

The three parts of the faith journey will be: meeting Jesus, worshiping God, and witnessing and ministering for Christ. Participants will create either a video or a photo album to share what they have learned on their faith journeys. Young people will have the opportunity to work with their pastor or other Christian adult as they study the church's structures and objectives and participate in service projects that will give them a better understanding of the mission of the church.

Outline Preview

(Full requirements are found in the P.R.A.Y. Booklets)


God Promises to be with Joshua as Joshua Leads the People of God into the Promised Land – Joshua 1:1-9

Meeting Jesus, the Person
Meeting Jesus, the Son of God
Meeting Jesus, the Head of the Church
Project: Daily Bible Reading


Learning how Christ Worshiped God
Exploring How My Congregation Worships God
Discovering How I Can Worship God
Learning How Christ Witnessed and Ministered to Others
How My Congregation Witnesses and Ministers to Others
Discovering How I Can Witness and Minister to Others

Interdenominational Resource

The God and Church curriculum was developed without theological bias; yet it was designed to permit the introduction of particular theological and denominational viewpoints on the material being studied. It is the responsibility of the counselor to provide this specific instruction. Therefore all students use the standard God and Church curriculum regardless of church membership.

It is at the God and Church level (when students study their specific denomination), that the following denominational logos are available on 3/4" Pins to be pinned into the ribbon of the God and Church medallion: African Methodist Episcopal, Anglican (ACNA), Baptist, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal, Lutheran, Nazarene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Presbyterian Church in America, and United Methodist. Information on ordering these recognition items is contained in the Student Workbook. (Note: These denominational items are available only at the God and Church level.)

God and Life


The God and Life curriculum is designed to help students understand their call to a life of discipleship.

Curriculum Goals:

To provide opportunities for young people to:

  • Strengthen their relationship with Christ
  • Be open to God’s calling in their lives
  • Make a plan for daily Bible reading
  • Experience the joy of serving others
  • Write a statement of commitment

The God and Life curriculum focuses on the life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts 9:1-31. This is a brief account that describes how Paul encountered Christ and was changed forever. Students will explore what it means to live one's life for Christ.

Outline Preview

(Full requirements are found in the P.R.A.Y. Booklets)

Section 1: God Calls All Kinds of People
Before his conversion, Paul persecuted Christians. God does not call perfect people. God calls ordinary people and transforms them.
Section 2: God Doesn’t Expect Us to Do It On Our Own
After his conversion, Paul was helped by Ananias and Barnabas. The Christian life needs the help and fellowship of Christian believers.
Section 3: Each of Us Must Make a Personal Response to the Call of God
After his encounter with Christ on the Damascus road, Paul was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit. He responded and accepted God’s call for his life. The Holy Spirit is at work in our lives – we just need to respond!
Section 4: God Gives Strength to Face Adversities
Paul led a difficult life: many people wanted him dead. God does not promise a life free from difficulty and suffering. On the contrary, the times of difficulty and suffering may strengthen our dependence on God and prepare us for greater service. God does not guarantee an easy life, but God does promise to be with us.
Section 5: God Can Accomplish Great Things Through Those Who are Willing to Do God's Will
Because of Paul, the church was strengthened and it grew in numbers. God can use each of us for God’s purposes!

United Methodist

Local council service center or P.R.A.Y.
11123 S. Towne Square, Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63123
Toll Free: 1-800-933-7729; Fax: 314-845-0038;
Email [email protected]

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