The God and Country Religious Awards Program Series
The God and Country Religious Awards Program Series is a religious education program for the Protestant churches*. The program is run by the church and is available to all youth grades 1 through 12 regardless if they are in a Scouting program or not.
The program helps young people to develop a deeper relationship with God and to understand how God is active in their lives and in the world around them.
There are four-levels of the award that may be earned. Though each level may be earned only once, youth are encouraged to earn all four levels of the God and Country Award Series. The award levels are as follows:
God and Me—Grades 1-3
God and Family—Grades 4 and 5
God and Church—Grades 6—8
God and Life—Grades 9-12
When a youth earns all four levels, the youth may apply for the—
Four Star Recipient Award
For more information about the program see the P.R.A.Y. website identified below.
Programs of Religious Activities for Youth—P.R.A.Y.
P.R.A.Y. is a not for profit organization formed with representatives from Protestant and Independent Christian Churches and national youth agencies such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire USA, and American Heritage Girls.
*The following is a partial listing of the denominations that use the God and Country series: African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Assembly of God, Baptist churches, Church of God, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Lutheran churches, Nazarene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian churches, Reformed churches, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist churches.