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Saint Agnes


About The Emblem:

By completing the activities to earn the Saint Agnes Award, young women discover how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in the church’s ministry.



Registered Senior Girl Scouts or American Heritage Girls of the Catholic Faith. Adult supervision in the form of spiritual direction is highly encouraged throughout the award.


Program Objectives:

Saint Agnes is the official religious recognition program of the Diocese of Charleston for Catholic young women in high school who are enrolled in the Girl Scouts or American Heritage Girls. It is designed to support and complement the catechetical efforts of Catholic parishes and schools.


Activities are an integral part of the Saint Agnes Award. The program consists of four activities:

  • Sainthood

  • Catholic Community

  • Vocations

  • Service


Because different people have different learning styles, there are four options to choose from for the first three activities: written, artistic, interactive, and digital. The chapter 4 activity is the service component of the process. 


Young women working on the Saint Agnes Award, should try to attend other Catholic scouting or youth related events during the time they are working on the award, including the fall Catholic Camporee, Youth Rally for Life in Columbia in January, Scout Convocation in February, and Scout Sunday at your home parish.


Each project should be written up on a new sheet of paper. When completed, each booklet should be reviewed by the parish priest or deacon.


Each scout should have her own Workbook Book and a Catholic Bible. The workbooks are available through the Diocese of Charleston Office of Youth Ministry.

Program Completion:

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 are processed by the Diocese of Charleston Office of Youth Ministry.

Award Ceremony:

The emblem will be presented once a year at the Scout Convocation which is held on Scout Sunday at St. Joseph’s in Columbia. Bishop Guglielmone will present each scout with their emblem.

Scout's Role:

Attend all meetings. If a participant misses more than 2 meetings, it should be determined if the participant should continue with the program. 


Parent's Role:

Support the Religious Emblems Counselor in his/her role. Support your daughter as she shares lessons with the family. 


Suggested Time Requirements:

This award should be worked on during a twelve-month period and should become an integral part of the girl’s spiritual development during that time.


Counselor's Role:

Assist the particpants in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives. Call youth to greater participation in the Church's ministry.

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