Religious Emblems Program for Girls

Scouting is an effective way to help Catholic youth to understand and do their duty to God and to their country. Scouting builds character and teaches devotion to God in an environment that provides wholesome fun under the guidance of strong adult role models.

The scouting programs provide a wonderful channel to involve youth in the life of Catholic parishes. All programs are designed to support and complement the catechetical efforts of Catholic parishes and schools, and are age appropriate in material, effort and content.

Girls who are participating in the BSA Venturing program should participate in the Boy Scout Ad Altare Dei and Parvuli Dei programs.

Catholic Religious Programs for Girls

Additional Religious Activities Available to Catholic Boys and Girls
These are additional faith-development activities offered by the national Catholic Committee on Scouting. Please note that the cost for these programs (usually just a few dollars) is paid by the families - not the parishes.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  These religious emblem programs are NOT designed as substitutes for formal religious education programs or sacramental preparation programs, and are NEVER to be used as such.  They are meant to supplement the formal religious education programs and sacramental preparation programs and help connect Scouting values to their religious faith.

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In recognition of the importance Scouting places on youth recognizing their "Duty to God", youth who complete one or more religious emblem programs are permitted to wear this recognition patch permanently (both as a youth and perhaps later as an adult Scout leader). This includes older girls in BSA Venturing.

Family of God (designed for Brownie Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Starflights, in grades 2 and 3)

The Family of God program is developed to complement the catechetical efforts of the parish and families. It is designed to help children [generally ages 7-8] explore a wide range of activities to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of a family and a parish.

The chapter include:
  • I am special to my family
  • I am special to God's family
  • I belong to my family
  • I belong to God's family
  • I can help my family
  • I can help God's family
The leader's guide is contained within the workbook.

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Family of God Workbook Cover    

Family of God Medallion and Workbook

I Live My Faith (designed Junior Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Adventures in grades 4, 5 and 6)

The I Live My Faith program is designed to help Girl Scouts and Camp Fire members, grades 4-6, appreciate more deeply the place that God and religion occupy in their daily life. The action-oriented activities focus on developing awareness within the individual of his/her potential as a growing person, friend, family member, citizen, and a participant in the community of faith.

The program is divided into three chapters:
  • Stretching
  • Seeking
  • Finding
Each of which blends the dimensions of discovery, prayer, service, and sacrament into a unified whole. I Live My Faith complements and supports the more formal religious education provided in Catholic schools and parish programs.

The leader's guide is contained within the youth workbook.

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 I Live My Faith Project Book     

I Live My Faith Medallion and Workbook

Mary, The First Disciple (designed for young Catholics ages 12-15)

The Marian Medal program is written for young Catholics, grades 7-10, to enable them to "proclaim the greatness of the Lord." This is accomplished by actively involving the participants in an understanding of Mary as a model of openness and spirituality—a woman of the church.

Through various projects, discussions, and liturgical celebrations over a period of months, the participants are provided with a unique opportunity to develop new insights Leaders Guideinto their personalities, friends, parents, and the world around them.

A separate leader guide is available, and is provided free of charge for every five workbooks ordered.

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Mary, the First Disciple Workbook     

Marian Medallion and Workbook

Spirit Alive (designed for for Catholic youth in high school who are in the senior level of
Girl Scouts or Horizon Club members of Camp Fire)

The Spirit Alive program assists the participants in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in the church's ministry. The four chapters cover:
  • The Holy Spirit Alive in Scripture
  • The Holy Spirit Alive in the Catholic Church
  • The Holy Spirit Alive in Prayer
  • The Holy Spirit Alive in Your Life
Activities are an integral part of The Spirit Alive process. Because different people have different learning styles, there are four categories of activities to choose from for chapters 1-3:
  • Written
  • Artistic
  • Interactive
  • Digital
A separate leader guide is available, and is provided free of charge for every five workbooks ordered.

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The Spirit Alive Program Workbook     

Spirit Alive Medallion and Workbook

Guardian Angel (designed for Tiger Cubs and Daisy Girl Scouts)

Please note that this is not a national award, but a local award being administered within the Diocese of Colorado Springs. The award can be approved and acquired from the Catholic Committee on Scouting , Diocese of Colorado Springs. The idea and basic format for this program was conceived and developed by the New Orleans Area Council Catholic Committee on Scouting. The medal for this award must be presented to the Tiger Cub or Daisy Scout at a Mass. It can be done either in the local parish or at the Diocesan Annual Scouting Mass.

Program Objectives:
  • To recognize Tiger Cubs and Daisy Girl Scouts for advancement in religious knowledge and spiritual formation as they try to develop a spiritual knowledge of how God Protects them in every area of their lives.
  • Any catholic child can work for this award if he or she is either a registered Tiger Cub with the Boy Scouts of America, or a registered Daisy Girl Scout with Girl Scouts USA.
  • In addition, he or she must be registered and attending either Catholic School, Catholic Home Study, or the parish sponsored Religious Education Program.
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Guardian Angel Pin