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Catholic Committee on Scouting for Girls
The Committee on Scouting for Girls for the Diocese of St. Petersburg was established in 1971 when a group women in the Diocese asked for a Scouting program for their girls. This Diocesan program has come a long way since then, in addition to Catholic National Scout awards for girls, there are nationally recognized Diocesan Awards for all girl in kindergarten through the 12th grade in Scouting. Weekend and Day Retreats were added in 1976 to celebrate our Catholic Faith with young girls in the Diocese. In 1982, the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire was made a standing committee of the newly formed National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. At a diocesan and national level, the Catholic Committee on Scouting for Girls continues an active role in serving the Catholic Girls in scouting of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. In 2011 we introduced a new Diocesan Award -- the Guardian Angel Award--for kindergarten and 1st grade girls.
The Catholic religious recognition programs administered by the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire (NCCGSCF), under the auspices of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), allow young people to explore and become more involved in their Catholic faith. All programs are designed to support and complement the catechetical efforts of Catholic parishes and schools..
The religious recognition programs may be utilized by members of various groups