Girls Religious Awards

Each spring, since 1989, girls from across the Diocese of Lincoln have been recognized for their achievement in earning a Girls' Religious Award. In March 2003, 125 girls received their awards from Bishop Bruskewitz during a Mass and Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln. Members of Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, 4-H, Junior Catholic Daughters or Schoenstatt may earn any of the five medals: Divine Mercy, Family of God, Marian, Spirit Alive or I Live My Faith.

Girl's Religious Award Book Order Form or contact the Youth Ministry Office: 402-473-0625.

2018 Scouting Awards Mass with Bishop James Conley will be

March 4, 2018

Applications are due to the Youth Ministry Office- ATTN: Scouting by January 29, 2018

3700 Sheridan Blvd. Suite 6, Lincoln, NE 68506

The Divine Mercy Award

The Divine Mercy Award is now available to girls in the Diocese of Lincoln, given to those who want to learn more about St. Faustina and The Divine Mercy. Upon completing the program, please submit your application, along with a $9.00 application fee.

pdf Divine Mercy Award Application (99 KB)

Divine Mercy Workbook

Family of God Medal

The Family of God program is the official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church in the USA for girls age 7-9, who are enrolled in the Girl Scouts of the USA, Camp Fire, Inc., Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas, 4-H, and other youth organizations. It helps children discover God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish.

I Live My Faith

The I Live My Faith program is designed to help the younger girl, ages 9-11, to appreciate more deeply the place that God and religion occupy in her daily life. The program activities focus on developing awareness within the individual girl, or her potential as a person, a friend, a member of her family, a citizen and a participant in the community of faith.

Marian Medal

The Marian Medal program is written for young Catholic women ages 12-15, to actively involve them as participants in an understanding of Mary as the model of openness and spirituality; to be a woman of the Church

The Spirit Alive

The Spirit Alive program is for Catholic youth in high school in the Senior level of Girl Scouts and Horizon Club members of Camp Fire, or other youth organizations, ages 15-18. It assists them in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in the Church's ministry. The program uses the Bible and Vatican II documents for group or individual research, dialogue with counselors, and activities.

pdf Spirit Alive Application (67 KB)

Saint Anne Medal

The Saint Anne Medal is the highest national recognition for adults who serve Catholic youth through girls organizations. The award was inaugurated in 1957 to honor the outstanding services of adults who contribute to the spiritual development of Catholic young people in girls organizations and to further Catholic adult leadership in youth ministry through national organizations serving girls for 10 or more years.

pdf Adult Award Nomination Form (70 KB)

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal

The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton recognition was inaugurated in 1980 to recognize the meritorious contributions of adults who serve Catholic youth through girls organizations. This medal affirms the work of those who help youth develop their spiritual lives within the context of girls organizations for five or more years.

Girl Award Application

Upon completing your program, please submit your application, along with a $6.00 application fee, to the Diocesan Youth Ministry Office ATTN: Scouting, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. Suite 6, Lincoln, NE 68506. To obtain an Application or Workbook, please contact the Youth Ministry Office at 402-473-0625. Workbooks are $5.50 each plus $1.00 shipping.

pdf Girl Award booklet order form (7 KB)

 

American Heritage Girls, www.americanheritagegirls.org, is a faith-based Christian organizations that is associated with the Diocese of Lincoln and supported by Bishop Conley for parishes and families to use as an alternative to Girl Scouts.

pdf Read a letter from Archbishop George Lucas to the priests of Archdiocese of Omaha (192 KB) , giving his encouragement and explaining Bishop's Conley's role on the National Catholic Committee of American Heritage Girls.

 

 

 

 

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