The State Youth Religious Awards Program (SYRAP) is designed to encourage the student to further his or her knowledge and understanding of the Jodo Shinshu Teachings.
SYRAP is managed by the Office of Buddhist Education (OBE), Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. BSC is pleased to host this page on behalf of OBE to provide easy access to SYRAP curriculum resources.
The SYRAP I program is designed for students ages 8-11. Upon completion of the program and approval of the scoutmaster and teachers, the student may receive one of the following scouting awards:
Metta (Cub Scouts)
Dharma I (Non-scouting)
SYRAP I Student Record Sheet
Fill this out as you go through the activities and send to: Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Children & Youth Activities Specialist, 1727 Pali Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96813.
The SYRAP II program is for students in grades 6-9. Upon completion of the program and approval of the scoutmaster and teachers, the student may receive one of the following scouting awards:
Sangha (Boy Scouts)
Silver Padma (Girl Scouts)
Dharma II (Non-scouting)
Although SYRAP I is not a requirement for SYRAP II, there are a few things that SYRAP II does build upon from SYRAP I. It is up to the student, scoutmaster, teacher and minister to make sure that the information and knowledge that may be missing from SYRAP I also be covered for SYRAP II.
SYRAP II Student Record Sheet
To be filled during the program and sent to Hongwanji HQ upon completion.
Teacher guide to the Buddha section.
Teacher guide to the Shinran Shonin section.