Family of God—grades 2-3 This program helps children discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parish. Parents and guardians play an important role. (Booklet includes a guide for adults.)
I Live My Faith—grades 4-6 Designed to help youth appreciate more deeply the place that God and religion occupy in their daily lives. Action-oriented activities help the individual focus on developing an awareness her potential as a growing person, friend, family member, citizen, and a participant in the community of faith. (Booklet includes a guide for adults.)
Mary, the First Disciple—grades 7-10 Designed for young Catholics to assist them as they grow in appreciation of Mary and in understanding themselves. They will meet Mary in Scripture as a young teenager and follow her journey, as she becomes a woman and the Mother of God. This revised version of the Marian Medal Project book demonstrates the importance of Mary for all generations and cultures. (Separate guide for adults available.)
The Spirit Alive—grades 9-12 Designed for Catholic youth in high school who are in the senior level of Girls Scouts or Horizon Club and Teens in Action of Camp Fire. It assists them in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to a greater participation in the church’s ministry. (Separate guide for adults available.)
For more information, go to http://nccgscf.org/programs/index.htm
If you are leading a Catholic Girl Scout religious emblem program for the first time, contact Don Boucher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (563) 888-4243.
Manuals for the four Girl Scout programs can be purchased through the diocesan office. Contact Barb Butterworth email@example.com for prices and availability. They also can be purchased online at https://store.nfcymoffice.net/shop/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=8
It is helpful to let Barb know how many girls you are working with, so that she’ll have enough pins or medals in stock when your work is complete. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about preparation that aren’t answered by the adult guide booklets, please contact Barb Butterworth email@example.com.
Questions along the Way?
Contact Barb Butterworth firstname.lastname@example.org
When your work is complete:
Emblems can be obtained after a scout has completed all requirements and the application has been signed off by the necessary reviewers.
At that time, mail ONLY the application (not the other contents of the workbook) to:
Diocese of Davenport
780 W. Central Park Ave.
Davenport, IA 52804
Adult Recognition Programs
Recognitions are not just for youth! Adults who work tirelessly and without pay to mentor young people deserve special acknowledgment as well. Two medals are specially designed with the adult religious recognition moderator in mind.
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal recognizes any adult who serves Catholic youth through national organizations like Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and Camp Fire USA.
The St. Anne Medal, is the highest recognition for adults.
These recognitions are not given based upon completion of a program, but are awarded by the diocese to adults who model the highest ideals for young people. Contact Barb Butterwoth email@example.com if you’re interested in nominating an adult for these honors.