God is Love

For Girls grades K-1

God Is Love is the official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church for children in grades K-1 who are enrolled in the Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, and other Catholic youth organizations. It is designed for students who are in kindergarten or first grade. The program helps students discover an appreciation that God created, cares for, and loves us all. The leader's guide is contained within the youth workbook.

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Family of God

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

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I Live My Faith

For Girls grades 4-6

I Live My Faith is designed to help Girl Scouts and Camp Fire members, and girls in other Catholic organizations, grades 4-6, appreciate more deeply the place that God and religion occupy in their daily lives. The program is structured on the Catechism of the Catholic Church with the themes of: Belief, Sacraments, Catholic Christian Living, and Prayer. Each theme provides a variety of opportunities for young people to explore the Catholic faith including art, technology, research, drama, and prayer. The leader's guide is contained within the youth workbook.

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Mary, the First Disciple

For Girls grades 7-10

Mary, The First Disciple, also called The Marian Medal, 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. A leader's guide, which contains the complete text of the youth book is available at an additional cost.

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Spirit Alive

For Girls grades 11-12

Spirit Alive is designed for Catholic youth in high school who are in grades 11-12 who are Girl Scouts or Horizon Club members of Camp Fire or other Catholic Youth. 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, and The Holy Spirit Alive in Your Life. Activities are an integral part of The Spirit Alive Program process. The activity in Chapter 4 is the service component of the process. One complimentary copy of the Leader’s Guide is included for every five youth books purchased.

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Four Corners

This emblem can be awarded after a girl scout has received the four National Religious Emblems: Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary the First Disciple, and Spirit Alive.

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Catholic Church and GSUSA Patch

For ALL Girl Scouts

The requirements for this new patch help girls celebrate the relationship between the Catholic Church and Girl Scouting by encouraging them to explore the rich traditions of the Catholic faith and inspiring them to become stronger members of their Catholic community.

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Scout Day with the Bishop

January, 31, 2016 3:00pm

Resurrection Parish, New Albany

The Scout Day With the Bishop is the annual Flagship recognition event of each year. It is a 75 minute liturgy celebrated for the past ten years at Resurrection Church, New Albany, Ohio. The Printed Program for this event serves as the Annual Report to the Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, for all Catholic Scouting emblems, religious activity patches, and Awards, earned by Catholic youth and adults, during the previous calendar year.

All paperwork and Nomination Forms for each calendar year must be received by the first Saturday in December of the respective calendar year. Each honoree and award recipient is greeted and congratulated by the Bishop during the liturgy and celebration. Each participant receives a commemorative patch for the Scout Day With the Bishop recognition liturgy.


Catholic Camporee

May 20-22, 2016

The Catholic Camporee will be held at St. Joseph Church in Somerset Ohio. St. Joseph Catholic Church, called the cradle of the faith in Ohio, was the first Catholic church in the state. In 1809, Jacob and Catharine Dittoe deeded Father Edward Fenwick, who had traveled from Kentucky, 320 acres of ground to build the church. The original church, dedicated on December 6, 1818, by Father Fenwick and Father Nicholas Dominic Young, was a log cabin with a bare dirt floor measuring 18 feet by 22 feet. Father Fenwick was soon installed as the first Bishop of Cincinnati. Construction on the present church began in 1839.

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