Girl Scouts

All Catholic emblem programs offered to Girl Scouts are designed to support and complement the catechetical efforts of Catholic parishes and schools. In particular, the Family of God is an excellent supplement for children preparing for the reception of their first Eucharist. The Spirit Alive provides substantial and creative activities to augment preparation for the sacrament of confirmation.National Awards for Youth
  • God Is Love – grades K-1:  The God Is Love program is designed for use with students who are in kindergarten or first grade. The program helps students discover an appreciation that God created, cares for, and loves us all.  Students earn this medal, and/or patch, by completing the God Is Love Catholic religious recognition program.  The leader’s guide is contained within the youth workbook.

  • Family of God — grades 2-3: Family of God is the official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church for children in 1st and 2nd Grade Brownies who are enrolled in the Girl Scout organizations.  The program helps children discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish.  The six chapters are titled:

    • 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 Diocesan Awards for Girls Scouts.

  • I Live My Faith — grades 4-6:  The I Live My Faith program is designed to Junior Girl Scout members to 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,” and “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.
  • Mary, the First Disciple — grades 7-10: “My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit finds joy in God my Savior … ”(Luke 1:46-47)  The Marian Medal program is written for Cadet and Girl Scouts 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 into their personalities, friends, parents, and the world around them.
  • The Spirit Alive — grades 9-12
  • America Saint Series — any age
  • Rosary Series — any age