AUUF coordinates youth-oriented programs outside the regular Learning & Exploration classrooms and curricula. These include programs promote self-discovery, community engagement, and partnerships with established youth programs that complement UU principles and values.
Boy Scouts UU Religious Program
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) recognizes 35 different religious emblem programs, which are designed and administered by each religion. One of the recognized programs is the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) religious emblem program for Cub Scouts, Webelos and Boy Scouts. UUA administers two age-appropriate programs:
Senior Youth Group
Assisted by adult advisers, our Senior Youth Group (World Makers) lead and organize a variety of programs that are coordinated with the staff Youth Coordinator. The World Makers meet Sundays during the 11 a.m. service to listen to speakers and engage in discussion. The group also plans and coordinates social activities, service projects and other events that occur outside regular service times.
Adult Youth Adviser Volunteer Application is available from LE Staff
Junior Youth Group
(grades 6th - 8th)
The Junior High / Middle
School group (Moon Spinners) is comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th graders who meet in classes on Sundays during the 11 a.m. service. As part of the Moon Spinners RE class curricula, Building Bridges, this group explores other church groups in the local community. With the help of a parent adviser group, the Junior Youth also plan monthly fun activities and service projects.
Coming of Age
(8th and 9th Grades)
8th/9th graders are invited to take part in a year-long program exploring personal faith and values, Unitarian Universalist thought, and Spiritual practice. Youth meet monthly in a group, work individually with an adult mentor, and participate in four retreats. The Coming of Age (COA) program is organized every other year.
It will be offered next in 2023-2024. The program will kick off in August.
UUA awards a religious emblem medal (Love & Help) or pin (Religion in Life), while BSA provides a purple religious award square knot patch. BSA recognizes the religious award emblems to be worn on the scout uniform along with the BSA religious award square knot.
AUUF presents the religious emblems to scouts during a Sunday service, while the scout’s Cub Scout Pack or Boy Scout Troop presents the religious award square knot.
Both religious emblems are available for purchase from the UU Book and Gift Shop. An optional Love & Help certificate is also available for purchase.