Religious Patch and Pin Activity Programs

A variety of patch programs are available from national committees and the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), providing your scouting ministries many opportunities to engage youth members of all ages. These programs "allow young people to explore and become more involved in their Catholic faith" and are "designed to support and complement the catechetical efforts of Catholic parishes and schools."

These patches are available to both scouts and non-scouts alike, Catholic or non-Catholic, and male or female members regardless of program. To begin, an adult facilitator simply needs to visit the links below to review requirements, and start working with interested youth to complete them! Patches may be ordered from the related organization.

BSA National Catholic Committee on Scouting

There are Five Series of Religious Activities and two International Activities, to which interested youth and adults will find fun and easy ways to learn more about their faith, Catholic role models and become more aware of the faith community and cultures around the world.

NCCS patch programs listed HERE.


NFCYM Girl Scouts USA and American Heritage Girls

The Women in Scripture patch series focus on individuals who lived lives of courage and faithfulness. These women often fanned the flame of faith in their families and communities and were the backbone of the church and faith since the very beginning of Jesus' ministry. Learn more about these strong faith-filled women.

Throughout the long tradition of the Catholic Church, women and men have been inspired by the Holy Spirit to stand up for the faith in the midst of great trials and at deep personal risk. Learn more about these eight great Models of Faith.

NFCYM patch programs listed HERE.


Girl Scouts USA "My Promise, My Faith" Pin

Girls of all grade levels can now earn the My Promise, My Faith pin which complements existing religious recognitions and allows girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts. Once each year, a girl can earn the My Promise, My Faith pin by carefully examining the Girl Scout Law and tying it directly to tenets of her faith. Requirements for this pin are included in The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for all levels.