After a young person has completed one of the religious recognition programs, he
or she may apply for the corresponding medal/patch as a sign of their hard work and
accomplishment. This is definitely the culmination of the program.
The religious recognition medals are the official award for completing a program.
The patches are not to be given in place of the medal but as a supplement. Many
youth deeply cherish their medals, and as a result, are reluctant to wear them except
on special occasions that require an official uniform. The religious recognition
patches are designed with this in mind. They can be worn on camp uniforms, back
of sashes or vest, or attached to tote bags.