Imperial Scouts and Guides of the Holy Roman Empire is a private
international organization conducted as a public outreach ministry of
the Old Roman Catholic Religious and Military Patriarchate of St.
Stephen (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church*). The intent of the
program is to improve public understanding of the Holy Roman Empire
and to strengthen the faith and service of Christian Scouts and
Guides worldwide who are active in various "scouting" and
similar youth programs whose values are consistent with the values of
the Patriarchate**. Membership is limited to Christian youth and
adults who have received the Imperial Scout Award, Imperial Guide
Award, Imperial Distinguished Scout Award, or the Imperial
Distinguished Guide Award, which are ecumenical religious-based
awards for Scouts and Guides. The ISG(HRE) is not a separate youth
program. Instead, members are encouraged to be active participants in
their Scouting or Guide program within the World Brotherhood of
Scouting. The Old Roman Catholic Patriarchate of St. Stephen is
descended from the ancient See of Utrecht and is the ecclesiastical
successor to Florence and Tuscany.
significant element in the history of the Holy Roman Empire, the See
is a modern descendant of the See of Utrecht, which was granted
independence by the Holy See approximately 900 years ago, and is also
the successor of Pope Leo X in Tuscany.
Imperial Scouts and Guides of the Holy Roman Empire, the Patriarchate
of St. Stephen, and the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church are not
formally affiliated with any specific "scouting" or similar
YOUTH AND LEADERS!
THE IMPERIAL SCOUT/GUIDE AWARD NOW!
the Prince v. Reichenberg (first Imperial Chief Scout) (r)
H.M. the King of Sweden (l)
The I.S.G.(HRE) religious awards program
is under the leadership
of its Imperial Chief Scout & Guide
leadership of the I.S.G. (HRE) religious awards program is drawn from
the officers of the Walsingham Guard,
the historic emergency response and ceremonial formation of the
Patriarchate of St. Stephen. General membership in the I.S.G.(HRE)
requires earned designation as an Imperial Scout, Imperial
Distinguished Scout, Imperial Guide, or Imperial Distinguished Guide
of the Holy Roman Empire. Requirements for those religious awards may
be found by following the link below. Membership standards for all
ages include excellent scholarship, responsible citizenship in the
host nation and the world; strong Christian faith, well-grounded
knowledge of history, and demonstrated past or present leadership
within host nation Scout or Guide programs.
the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empires existed for several centuries, ruled by different
emperors from the time of Charlemagne to the early modern era under
original authority of the Vatican. Thus, the Empire had profound
influence as the basis for many modern European government political,
religious, and civic organization structures. Though no longer active
as a reigning national political system, several principal claimants
to various titles still exist today with well-established claims to
their various respective eras of the Holy Roman Empire based on their
personal lineages. Similarly, a significant number of past and
present European royalty and titled nobility are historically
represented within the Empire's various structures. Today,
descendents of the Empire's prior reigning houses help preserve the
Holy Church, maintain the history and traditions of the Holy Roman
Empire and their personal lineages, while promoting freedom, justice,
and free speech for all people around the world.
the Emblem of the Imperial Scouts and Guides
of the Imperial Scouts and Guides of the Holy Roman Empire is built
upon the "Doppeladler" (or "Reichsadler"), known
as the double-headed eagle of the Holy Roman Empire. Atop the eagle
is the Crown of Charlemagne, the insignia of the first Emperor of the
Holy Roman Empire. Upon the eagle is the cross of Saint George,
patron saint of chivalry and England. On the points of the cross are
four princely crowns symbolizing the four corners of the Empire,
suggesting worldwide service. Four heraldic fleur-de-lis around a
central fleur-de-lis derive from an ancient familial coat of arms
originating in the First Reich. The fleur-de-lis is also a symbol of
the Blessed Virgin Mary, indicating her patronage under the title of
Our Lady of Walsingham.
about the Awards Requirements here.
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