National Catholic Committee for
Girl Scouts & Camp Fire
You must notify your diocesan Catholic committee or the diocesan office of youth ministry before you begin. Each diocese administers the program separately and in order to receive the medals, you must follow their guidelines. Only an authorized purchaser may purchase medals and patches for your diocese.
No, the workbooks are copyrighted. A workbook should be purchased for each participant.
The following are the suggested grades
On average it takes:
A minimum of three to six (3-
A minimum of three to six (3-
A minimum of one school year to complete the Mary, the First Disciple workbook
A minimum of one school year to complete The Spirit Alive workbook
Currently, the NFCYM charges $4.45 each for the workbooks (all levels) with separate shipping and handling charge. The shipping and handling charge is determined by our online store and is based upon actual UPS charges or USPS charges. You may also order books through your diocese. Please contact them for their current charges.
The leader's guide is part of the workbook (not a separate document) for the and workbooks. A separate document is available for the and workbooks respectively. The separate leader's guide (Mary and The Spirit Alive) is shipped free with an order at a ratio of one (1) free leader's guide per every five (5) workbooks purchased. Otherwise, the leader's guide may be purchased at a cost of $2.00 each. You may also order the leader's guide through your diocese. Please contact them for their current charges.
Yes, the old copies may be used. They will not be exchanged by the NFCYM for the newer books. However, it would be better to use the newer editions of these books (Family of God ©2004, Mary, the First Disciple ©2006, and The Spirit Alive ©2004) as they are more contemporary, content has been updated, and the books are visually appealing.
Click on Online Store and place your order by using your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover (American Express is not accepted) credit card. If paying by check follow the steps of the online store until you reach the page that gives your billing and shipping addresses and the total for your order that includes the shipping costs. Print this page and mail it to the NFCYM along with your check. You may also order books through your diocese. Please contact them for their current ordering policies. If you are the purchaser for your diocese, you should go to the online store and on the right side under Customer Accounts
You should have a registered login. If you don’t contact Ruby Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a diocesan account set up.
Only authorized diocesan purchasers are allowed to purchase the medals and patches. Contact your diocesan Catholic committee or diocesan office of youth ministry for this information. The diocesan offices of youth ministry and links to them are located on the NFCYM website.
The medal application forms are to be completed by the youth and adult advisor. Once completed, they should be sent to your Catholic Comm. at your diocesan office of youth ministry or diocesan authorized representatives. Do not mail to the NFCYM office, this slows down the awarding of the medals.
For further details regarding the religious recognition programs, contact:
Your diocesan committee on Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire
Your diocesan office of youth ministry
Your regional representative on the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire (NCCGSCF). The regional representatives, their telephone number, and an email link (if given to the NFCYM) for them are located on our website.
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