Catholic Girl Scout Awards

Grades K-1: God is Love

Project Book, Medal, Patch, and Prayer Card

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.

A companion to the God Is Love program, the prayer card invites children to embrace God's love for them and the world, and to share that love with others. 

Grades 2-3: Family of God

Project Book, Medal and Patch

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

Grades 4-6: I Live My Faith

Project Book, Medal and Patch

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 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.

Grades 7-10: Mary, the First Disciple

Project Book, Medal and Patch

“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 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.

Grades 9-12: The Spirit Alive

Project Book, Medal and Patch

This program is designed for Catholic youth in high school (grades 9-12) who are in the senior level of Girl Scouts or Horizon Club members of Camp Fire Boys and Girls. 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, and digital. The activity in Chapter 4 is the service component of the process.