Youth Protection

All adults working with youth in the religious recognition programs must follow their diocesan requirements for Protecting God's Children. The USCCB Office of Child and Youth Protection developed comprehensive proocedures iin June 2002. The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People also includes guidelines for reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse.

Position Statements with Girl Scouts of the USA and Camp Fire USA

Today, when youth ministers and Girl Scout or Camp Fire leaders get together, they share resources and learn from one another. This positive, cooperative relationship enables these adults to effectively serve Catholic young people. Partnerships include work on service projects, retreats, program activities, and camping to name a few.

Read the Position Statements between the NFCYM and Girl Scouts of the USA and Camp Fire USA.

National Religious Recognition Policies

The national religious recognition programs are available to Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States. In a diocese, these programs are administered and supervised by an authorized official, the diocesan director of youth ministry, diocesan Girl Scout/Camp Fire chaplain, or diocesan Catholic committee chairperson.