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USCCB Posts Q&A Resources about GSUSA and about Catholic Scouting

The USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (LMFLY) has been in dialogue with GSUSA over the last year. The purpose of this dialogue has been to gather information and to further mutual understanding, with a goal of providing considerations and guidance to bishops, pastors, youth leaders, and parents. Ultimately, diocesan bishops will utilize the information as they see fit within their particular diocese.

NFCYM strongly supports Catholic Girl Scouting and the use of Catholic religious recognition programs as a means to evangelize and catechize girls in Scouting programs. In 2012, the NFCYM Board of Directors approved Principles for Cooperative Partnerships to assist NFCYM and others in partnering with secular organizations.


March Is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This month look for ways to raise awareness of the needs of young people who face intellectual and developmental disabilities. The National Catholic Partnership on Disability provides support, resources, tools, and educational materials for making your ministry efforts more inclusive of students who struggle with developmental challenges. On the site, you will find diocesan and parish ministry models, as well as webinars on how to make your parish and diocesan ministry more inclusive. Additional resources can also be found on the Catholic youth ministry website at cymsource.org.

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NEW! Catholic Church and GSUSA Patch

Catholic Church and GSUSA PatchThe requirements for this new patch help girls celebrate the relationship between the Catholic Church and Girl Scouting by encouraging them to explore the rich traditions of the Catholic faith and inspiring them to become stronger members of their Catholic community.

Download the requirements and start earning today. Purchase your patch here.

I Live My Faith

I Live My Faith The completely revised I Live My Faith program for children in grades 4-6, is structured on the Catechism of the Catholic Church with the themes (chapters) of: Belief, Sacraments, Catholic Christian Living, and Prayer. Each theme provides a variety of opportunities for young people to explore the Catholic faith including art, technology, research, drama, and prayer. The booklet includes a guide for adults.

Learn more . . .

NEW: Women in Scripture and Models of Faith Patch Series

The Catholic Identity Patches continue with the addition of the following patches.

Women in Scripture

  • Mary Magdalene PatchRuth and Naomi
  • Mary Magdalene

Models of Faith

  • Pope John XXIII
  • Saint Gianna Molla
  • Saint Juan Diego
  • Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

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