NFCYM/Daisies/Brownies/ Girl Scouts/ American Heritage Girls

NFCYM/Daisies/Brownies/ Girl Scouts/ American Heritage Girls

God Is Love
Family Of God
I Live My Faith
Mary, The First Disciple
Spirit Alive

These emblems may be earned by youth members of GSUSA and AHG.
Although the programs are tailored for girls, boys in Scouting may work on these emblems as well.
Workbooks are available for purchase through the NFCYM website. We may have a limited number in stock with our committee.

Please direct inquiries to Ann Colvin-Smith at or call 480-699-6857.

Youth in Grades K – 6

God Is Love: Designated for Kindergarten & first grade Scouts
Family of God: Designated for grades 2 & 3 
I Live My Faith: Designated for grades 4 & 5

The God Is Love program helps students discover an appreciation that God created, cares for, and loves us all.

Family of God is the religious recognition program for children enrolled in the Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, American Heritage Girls, and other Catholic youth organizations. It helps children discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish.

I Live My Faith is designed around the themes of belief, sacraments, Catholic Christian living, and prayer. Each theme provides a variety of opportunities to explore the areas spanning from art to technology and from research to drama. As youth 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.

Completion Information

The pin/patch for these emblems should be presented during a parish Mass or other special event at the parish.

Scouts are also invited to attend the annual Diocesan Scout Religious Recognition Ceremony in February where they will be recognized for earning the religious emblem.

In order to receive these emblems, the form in the Scout’s workbook should be completed, signed and mailed to:
Ann Colvin-Smith, GS Liaison, 1607 W. Bentrup Ct, Chandler, AZ 85224

Please enclose a check for $10 made payable to: PHXDCCS. Please make a notation in the “memo” section of the check.

Payment may also be made online through PayPal by going to the appropriate link under the Emblems and Awards tab.

Youth in Grades 7 – 12

Mary, the First Disciple: grades 7-10
The Spirit Alive: grades 9-12
Missio: Grades 11-12

Mary, the First Disciple helps Scouts to 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 learn more about themselves.

The Spirit Alive program is designed for Catholic youth in high school (grades 9-12) who are in the senior level of Girl Scouts or Horizon Club members of Camp Fire Boys and Girls. The book may be used by those in other Catholic youth organizations. It assists them in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in the church’s ministry.

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 Society in the United States and NFCYM.

General Information

Scouts must be signed up with a group facilitated by a trained Religious Emblems Counselor or Facilitator through the diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.
Please contact Ann to find a group near you.
If you want to be a counselor or facilitator, please check our calendar for the next Religious Emblems Counselor training date.

Completion Information

Once completed, the Scout will attend a religious emblem board of review to determine if all the requirements have been met. This is held once a year, 4-6 weeks before the Annual Youth Awards Ceremony.

Arrangements are made through the Emblems group by the Counselor or Facilitator. Scouts who earn these emblems will receive their medals at the annual Diocesan Scout Religious Recognition Ceremony.

Completed forms and payment are to be brought to the Board of Review. Please bring cash or a check as follows:
Mary, the First Disciple $15.00 per Scout (includes a pin and patch)
Spirit Alive $15.00 per Scout (includes pin and patch)
Missio $12.00 per Scout (includes pin and patch)

Checks should be made payable to: PHXDCCS.