Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, and American Heritage Girls

Summary of Religious Recognition Programs for Catholic Girl Scouts

The God Is Love program is designed for use with students who are in kindergarten through grade 1. The program helps students discover an appreciation that God created, cares for, and loves us all.

Family of God is designed for youth in grades 2-3 who are enrolled in the Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, and other Catholic youth organizations. The program helps girls discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish.

I Live My Faith is designed for youth in grades 4-5. The program is designed around the themes of belief, sacraments, Catholic Christian living, and prayer. Each theme provides a variety of opportunities for girls to explore areas spanning from art to technology and from research to drama. As the girls work through the program, they will reflect on what we believe as Catholics, how we celebrate those beliefs through sacraments, and how prayer fits into our lives.

Mary, the First Disciple is designed for youth in grades 6-8. The program helps them learn more about Mary and more about themselves. Girls will meet Mary in Scripture as a young teenager, follow her journeys, and watch her grow into the woman known as the Mother of God. Through interviews, role-plays, service projects, reflection questions, and prayer, the program will help girls also learn more about themselves.  A leader’s guide is available.

The Spirit Alive is intended for youth in grades 9-10. The program assists them in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in the Church’s ministry. A leader’s guide is available.

Missio is designed for students in grades 11-12. The program invites young people to explore discipleship and their own religious identity. Missio was jointly created by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States and the NFCYM.

Saint Agnes is the Patron Saint of Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls. This patch is unique to the Diocese of Raleigh and can be ordered after completing required activities found in the workbook. Visit the Saint Agnes page to complete the workbook and order the patches. 

How to Order

  1. Order the programs or workbooks described above.
  2. Order the corresponding patch and medal once your child has completed the workbook, and you have obtained the necessary signatures. You will need to scan or take a photo of the signature page to be uploaded during the ordering process.

More Information

For information regarding religious coordinator and leader requirements, training, religious awards and emblems, and other resources for Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, and American Heritage Girls, please contact Tia DeMaria,