Scout Training and Religious Awards | Diocese of Lansing

Scout Training and Religious Awards

The Catholic Committee on Scouting has a policy for the Girl Scout materials; one must be trained in the materials before obtaining them. If one is trained they can call the Office of Youth Ministry to obtain the materials at 517-342-2555.

Application for scout awards must be to the Girl Scout or Boy Scout Leaders by February 1. For awards ceremony contacts call the youth ministry office at 517-342-2465.


Girl Scout Trainers

Sarah Stroik - Chair of the Girl Scouts and trainer for the Michigan Capital Girl Scout Council

Jennifer Kramer - Co-trainer for Diocese of Lansing


Girl Scouts Awards

Family of God

The Catholic award was designed for 2nd and 3rd graders through the joint efforts of the National Committee for Girl Scouts and the Diocesan Committees. It brings together their relationships in community, family, and church into the "Family of God."

Price: Book $4.95  Medal $4.95  Patch $3.00     Medal & Patch $6.45

I Live My Faith

This program is designed to help the young girl, ages 9-11, to appreciate more deeply the place that God and religion occupy in her life. The program focuses on developing an awareness of the potential of each girl to grow as a person, a friend, a member of her family, a citizen and a member of her parish.

Price: Book $4.95  Medal $4.95   Patch $3.00    Medal & Patch $6.45

Marian

The Marian Medal is a program for young Catholic women, and Girl Scouts, ages 12 through 15. The program enables them to "proclaim the eagerness of the Lord." The participants are involved in an understanding of Mary as a model of openness and spirituality, a woman of the Church serving her brothers and sisters of Christ.

Price: Book $4.95  Medal $8.95   Patch $3.00   Medal & Patch $10.45

The Spirit Alive

For Catholic youth in high school. Assists in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in the church's ministry.

Price: Book $4.95  Medal $10.00  Patch $3.00   Medal & Patch $11.50

 

Boy Scouts Information

(Note – All Boy Scout youth award books are available from your local Boy Scout Council Service Center)

Barb Lorence - Chair of the Boy Scouts

Kris Krochmal - Awards

The Light of Christ

The Light of Christ program is designed to help first and second grade Cub Scouts develop a personal relationship with Jesus. With the parents’ active assistance and participation is this program, each Tiger and Wolf Cub Scout will come to see Jesus as a real person and his friend. The program emphasis is on the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Eucharist.

Parvuli Dei Award

Parvuli Dei means “Little Children of God”. This program is designed to help Bear and Webelos Cub Scouts explore a wide range of activities with their families in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives. As a special part of God's creation, each boy learns what it means to be a member of God's family and of his own family, and about how to care for one another.

Ad Altare Dei Award

Ad Altare means “Toward the Altar of God.” Helped by a certified counselor, Boy Scouts and younger Venture Scouts learn to grow as Catholics. Scouting's values and family life are used as a starting point to understand the Sacraments. Scripture readings and projects reinforce the meanings of the seven Sacraments. Special emphasis is placed on how the Sacraments can help these Scouts throughout their lives.

Light Is Life Award

The Light is Life program was developed by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting for Eastern and Byzantine Rite Boy Scouts and younger Venture Scouts. Light is Life respects the cultural and ritual differences among the various Eastern Rite Catholic Churches. The overall goal of the Light is Life program is to bring about in the Scout, through his Eastern Christian Scouting experience, a deeper awareness of his share in faith-life. Then going forth, he will witness this life through maturity in communal worship and in Christian formation of his world.

Pope Pius XII Award

Pope Pius XII had a strong devotion to the cause of lay spirituality. In this program, high school and undergraduate college-age youths, in small groups, study and discuss their roles as young Catholics in today's society. Through scripture, readings, interviews, and a prayer service, the youth can become more aware of where their Christian lives can lead in the future. The youth lead meetings with an adult serving as a facilitator. The Pope Pius XII emblem is awarded to Boy Scouts and both genders of Venture Scouts.

 

Joint Girl Scout and Boy Scout Awards

International Awareness Recognition

The International Catholic Conference of Scouting, a world-wide organization, offers a Pin and Patch Recognition for Cub Scouts, Brownies, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts and a Medallion and Patch Activity Recognition for Senior Scouts, Venture Scouts, and adult Scouting volunteers. Requirements and order forms are available online from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s official web site: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/

Rosary Patch

The Rosary Patch Series focuses on the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary and Pray the Rosary. This is an opportunity for youth and adults to learn more about their faith. All youths and adults can work on this activity and earn the patch. This activity can be worked on individually or as a group. Requirements and order forms are available online from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s official web site: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/

 

Adult Recognitions

Duty to God Recognition

A goal of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting ® is to use the program of the Boy Scouts of America to instill in our Catholic adults and youth the tenets of their Catholic Faith. Towards this end, a beautifully designed patch is made available to those who assist in accomplishing this goal – titled "Duty to God". The patch is not only colorful, but also is fully embroidered showing the symbols or our Catholic faith – crosier, cross, shield, and youth ministry commitment, intertwined with the Boy Scout logo. This is not an award, but rather a recognition, and as such there are no set "requirements" to complete. It is to be used to recognize those for their contribution and support to Catholic Scouting. There are many situations in which this recognition can be made, and limited only by one’s ideas. Note – Nomination forms are available online from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s official web sitehttp://www.nccs-bsa.org/

Saint George Emblem

The Saint George Emblem is a national recognition approved by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. This emblem extends recognition, honor, and gratitude to those persons who have demonstrated outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of youth in the program of the Boy Scouts of America.

Note – Nomination forms are available online from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s official web sitehttp://www.nccs-bsa.org/

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal

An award inaugurated in 1980 to recognize the meritorious contributions of adults who serve Catholic youth through girl's organizations. This medal affirms the work of those who help youth develop their spiritual lives within the context of that organization.

Price: Medal $9.50

Saint Anne Medal

The Saint Anne Medal is an award initiated in 1957 by the United States Catholic Conference. Any adult, who has contributed notable service developing girl's activities and who has demonstrated a willingness to serve as a leader of these activities for not less than five years is eligible for this medal.

Price: Medal $10.00

Bronze Pelican Award

The Bronze Pelican Award is a locally optional award by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. This emblem is to recognize outstanding contributions to all Catholic youth.

Note – Use the form for the St. George Award but clearly indicate that the submission is for the Bronze Pelican. Nomination forms are available online from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s official web site: http://www.nccs-bsa.org/


Unit Awards

National Catholic Quality Unit Award – Pope Paul VI

Cooperation, development, and program are the key words in the recognition of Catholic chartered units in earning the National Catholic Quality Unit Award - Pope Paul VI. The adult leadership responds to training not only in Scoutinglores, but training in Catholic Scouter Development, and religious counseling. The Scouts in each Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew/Ship respond by participating in the religious emblems program respective of their status in Scouting.

Note – Nomination forms are available online from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s official web sitehttp://www.nccs-bsa.org/

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