The Spirit Alive

 

About The Emblem:

The Spirit Alive program is designed to assist the young woman in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves with her life, calling her to greater participation in the ministry of the Church.

 

Eligibility:

Registered Senior Girl Scouts and Patriot American Heritage Girls of the Catholic Faith. The Scout must be between 15-17 years old. The Spirit Alive is designed to be administered and supervised by the Diocese of Charleston Office of Youth Ministry.

 

Program Objectives:

The Spirit Alive program is the official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church for young women in high school 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 Activity Book is divided into four chapters, each with three sections: research, dialogue and activites. Exercises in the research section can be done alone or shared in a group. The requirements in the dialogue section are carried out with the help of a Mentor/Advisor. The activities are designed to help the young woman apply what she has learned for her own personal growth. The four chapters are:

  • 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

Requirements:

Each scout should have her own Activity Book, a journal, Catholic Bible, and access to the documents of Vatican II. The workbooks 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.
 

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 (medals and patches) 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:

As older Scouts, the candidates are expected to actively share in group discussions and complete all interviews and activities.

Parent's Role:

Support and encourage their daughter's participation in the program. 

 

Suggested Time Requirements:

It is suggested that the group meet for nine to twelve sessions. As the youth are older, two hour sessions seem to work well, and flexibility is often required in scheduling sessions and interview feed backs. 

 

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.