Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester

About the Emblem:
Family of God is the official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church. 
 
Program Objectives:
Family of God is a bilingual activity series developed to complement the catechetical efforts of the parish and families with children in the second and third grades. Revised and transliterated into Spanish in July 2004, the program helps children discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish.
 
The six chapters cover:
I am special to my family
I am special to God's family
I belong to my family
I belong to God's family
I can help my family
I can help God's family
 
Eligibility:
Children in grades 2-3 who are enrolled in Girl Scouts.
 
Requirements:
Each Girl Scout have her own Family of God book.
The book is designed for the Girl Scout and her parent(s) or group leader to work together
Diocesan and Girl Scout Youth Protection policies must be followed.
 
Getting Started:
Emblem Books may be obtained by contacting alechase@dor.org at the Diocese of Rochester
 
Although the book could be completed in four to six hours, the goal of earning a religious emblem is to help the Girl Scout develop a personal relationship with God, so it is suggested that steps be spread over several weeks. This will help the Girl Scout understand that htis is a long-term commitment, not a one-time project.
 
Scout's Role:
Actively work on the activities with her parent(s) or group leader
 
Keep the Religious Emblems Coordinator (Pastor, Youth Minister, or Faith Formation Director) informed of her progress.
 
Parent(s)/ Group Leader Role:
Activily work on the activities with their daughter. She may need your help with Bible readings and getting information.
 
Keep the Religous Emblems Coordinator (Pastor, Youth Minster, or Faith Formation Director) informed of their daughters progress.
 
The leader's guide is contained within the youth workbook.
 
Program Completion:
When a Girl Scout completes all steps, she is to present the book to her parish priest or the priet's representative and the book is reviewed with the Girl Scout.
 
After the pastor or his representative signs the book and the application form, only the application form, order form and check are sent to:
 
                                   Diocese of Rochester
                                   c/o Alison LeChase
                                   Diocesan Liaison for Catholic Scouting
                                   1150 Buffalo Road
                                   Rochester, NY 14624
 
Once the application is received and approved further instructions on how to obtain the religous emblem will be mailed to you with details about the emblem presentation on February 4, 2017.
 
2017 Celebration of Catholic Scouting Religious Emblems
February 4, 2017
Sacred Heart Cathedral