Catholic Scouting

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Religious Emblems For Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girls and Boys in Venturing Crews

Workbooks can be purchased from your local Boy Scout Shops. Please call them in advance to make sure they have them in supply.

Light of Christ

Designed for 6-7 year old Cub Scouts

Parvuli Dei

Designed for 8-10 year old Cub Scouts

Ad Altare Dei

Designed for any registered youth in a Troop or Venture Crew, who is of the Catholic Faith 13 years old and older | Retreat Info

Pope Pius XII

Designed for Boys and Girls Venturing Crew Members and Boy Scouts 15 years old and older

Religious Emblems For Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and Girls in Venturing Crews

Workbooks can be purchased for Girl Scout Awards from the "Religious Workbooks" link.

The Family of God (Grades 2-3)

Family of God is the official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church for children in grades 2-3 who are enrolled in the Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, and other Catholic youth organizations. 

Family of God is a bilingual activity series developed to complement the catechetical efforts of the parish and families with children in the second and third grades. Revised and transliterated into Spanish in July 2004, the program helps children discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish. The six chapters cover: 

  • 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

I Live My Faith (Grades 4-6)

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 lives. 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 and includes an Introduction and Conclusion. The chapters are: 

  • Belief
  • Sacraments
  • &Catholic Christian Living

Mary, The First Disciple (Grades 7-10)

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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 into their personalities, friends, parents, and the world around them.

The Spirit Alive (High School)

This program is designed for Catholic youth in high school who are in the senior level of Girl Scouts or Horizon Club members of Camp Fire. It assists them 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