Office For Youth And Young Adult Ministry
Girl Scout Religious Recognition Programs
The Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry has booklets in stock and ready to ship. You can order from the Order Form below and then we will contact you regarding the Order. Scouts spend time with their Leaders and parents to complete the books and the tasks. As you grow in age the required work, and time commitment grow. There is a small cost for the booklet for each scout, and then upon completion paperwork is submitted by the Unit Leader to the Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry so that the Scouts can be awarded their recognition’s at the Cathedral during the Annual Scout Sunday Ceremony. There is an additional small fee for the awards the Scouts receive.
For the Scouts to be able to receive their awards at the Cathedral Ceremony (June 9th) all Scouts would need to be completed, and have paperwork submitted by May 10th.
I LIVE MY FAITH (4th thru 6th grade)
GOD IS LOVE (Kinder thru 1st )
FAMILY OF GOD (2nd thru 3rd grade)
Daily Prayer 2024 (Year B)
MARY THE FIRST DISCIPLE (7th thru 10th grade)
THE SPIRIT ALIVE (9th -10th grade)
MISSIO (11th and 12th grade)
The St. Anne Medal – (for adult leaders only)
THE ELIZABETH ANN SETON MEDAL (for adult leaders only)
The Family of God is an activity series developed to complement both the catechetical efforts of the parish and families with children in 2nd and 3rd grades, and also the First Eucharist Program. The purpose of this program is to help children learn about themselves and about God’s love for them, and their families and the world. The program book is used to write the child’s story of their place in the Family of God.
Cost of the Book: $7 each Pin Cost: $7 each
This program is designed for youth to become more aware of the place that God and religion hold in their daily lives. The activities focus on developing awareness within the individuals of their potential as a growing person, a friend, a member of his or her family, a citizen and a participant in their 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 sacraments into a unified whole.
Cost of the Book: $7 each Pin Cost: $7 each
This was originally called the Marian Medal. It is written for young women, to help them learn more about Mary, and more about themselves. They will meet Mary in Scripture as a young teenager, follow her journeys and watch her grow into the woman known as the Mother of God. The church recognizes Mary as a saint –a person who closely follows Christ
Cost of the Book: $7 each Pin Cost: $10 each
Adult Companion Book: $7
As a young Catholic, this program will help the young person grow in their awareness of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. You will examine the revelation of the Holy Spirit through sacred Scriptures, how the Holy Spirit has manifested itself in the history of the people of God, and ways the Holy Spirit enlivens your own spirituality; open your heart and invite the Holy Spirit to work through you to transform the world with the life and truth of Jesus.
Cost of the Book: $7 each Pin Cost: $11 each
Adult Companion Book: $2
The program invites young people to explore missionary discipleship and their own religious identity. Missio was jointly created by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the U.S. and the NFCYM. The guide for adults contains detailed instructions for aiding students through the program. The Missio bilingual book includes text in Spanish as well as English.
Cost of the Book: $11 each Pin Cost: $8 each
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton recognition was inaugurated in 1980 to recognize the meritorious contributions of adults who serve Catholic youth through national organizations. This medal affirms the work of those who help youth develop their spiritual lives within the context of these organizations. It is ordinarily received before the St. Anne Medal is earned, but is not a requirement for receiving the St. Anne Medal. To have an adult receive this award there are certain criteria that adult must have met.
Cost of the Medal: $12
Guidelines for a Nominee:
(1) has given a minimum of three years active service to youth as an adult member.
(2) participates in activities which contribute to the spiritual development of Catholic members
(3) promotes the religious recognition programs available to Catholic members in the diocese and/or serves as a counselor.
(4) is responsible for Catholic members fulfilling their responsibility to Mass while camping.
(5) encourages the true spirit of ecumenism as well as parochial responsibility and Catholic leadership within the girls’ organization served.
(6) contributes other service to the parish and community.
To nominate an adult leader for the Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal please complete the sheet to the Right and submit it to our Office no later then January 10, 2020
The St. Anne Medal is the highest national recognition for adults who serve Catholic youth through national organizations. The recognition was inaugurated in 1957. The purposes of the St. Anne recognition are to honor the outstanding services of adults who contribute to the spiritual development of Catholic young people in these organizations and to further Catholic adult leadership in youth ministry through these national youth-serving organizations . To have an adult receive this award there are certain criteria that adult must have met.
Cost of the Medal : $12
Guidelines for the Nominee:
(1) has given a minimum of seven years active service to youth as an adult member.
(2) promotes the religious recognition programs for Catholic members and/or serves as a counselor.
Encourages non-Catholic members to participate in the religious recognitions of their faith.
(3) gives notable service in promoting Catholic activities and service projects for the church and shows willingness to serve on like committees.
(4) participates actively in the adult spiritual motivation program, retreats or days of recollection. Is instrumental in having others participate.
(5) gives outstanding service in promoting and participating in Girl Scout/Camp Fire Sunday observances.
(6) gives notable service in extending the national organizations to more members under Catholic auspices.
(7) assists parishes and Catholic organizations in recruiting adults for key leadership positions.
(8) is fully trained in the skills of the organization and is outstanding for his/her sense of responsibility, humility, and good example.
(9) is responsible for Catholic members being transported to Mass at camporees and summer camps and provides for spiritual needs of the non-Catholics within these groups.
(10) creates a better understanding of the aims and ideals of the organizations by the clergy and laity through the Catholic press and other communications media.
(11) is instrumental in organizing and promoting these programs for all members regardless of race or
creed and gives leadership.
(12) encourages the true spirit of ecumenism as well as parochial responsibility and Catholic leadership within the girls’ organizations served.
(13) fosters good relationship with council and is capable of interpreting Catholic programs to council members.
To nominate an adult leader for the St. Anne Medal please complete the sheet to the LEFT and submit it to our Office no later then January 10, 2020