I Live My Faith
About The Emblem:
Girls look at how they participate as members of their home family and parish family. By exploring the various forms and kinds of service to parish, self and others, the girl learns to Live Her Faith in everyday life.
Registered Junior (or Cadette) Girl Scouts or Explorer American Heritage Girls of the Catholic Faith. The Scout must be between 9-11 years old and in grades 4-6.
The I Live My Faith program is the official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church for young women in grades 4-6 who are enrolled in the Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, and other Catholic youth organizations. It is designed to support and complement the catechetical efforts of Catholic parishes and schools.
The program is designed to help girls 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.
Each scout should have her own Project Book. The workbooks, as well as the awards, are available through the Diocese of Charleston Office of Youth Ministry. Alternatively, Activity Books can be obtained directly from National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. The book cannot be copied.
Upon completion of the program, the application form in the back of the project book is signed by the applicant, the adult leader and by the priest moderator for the group. Applications and nominations for specific recognitions (medals and patches) are processed by the Diocese of Charleston Office of Youth Ministry.
The emblem will be presented to your Girl Scout or American Heritage Girl at a formal ceremony or Mass. This will be coordinated between the parents and the parish priest as to date and time of ceremony or Mass.
Actively work on the activities with her parents or guardians.
Actively work on the activities with their daughter. The participant may need your help with Bible readings and getting information.
Suggested Time Requirements:
This program takes three to six months to complete.