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Statement on Archbishop Carlson’s Letter Regarding Girl Scouts

February 19, 2016
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Gabe Jones
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

ST. LOUIS – On Thursday, February 18, Archbishop Carlson released a letter regarding the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ relationship with the Girl Scouts. The letter asks parishes to evaluate the effectiveness of Girl Scout troops in promoting the Catholic faith and forming young women of virtue. Although this letter specifically addresses Girl Scouts, we continue to evaluate the mission effectiveness of all our youth outreach. So as to be inclusive of other faith-based groups and organizations dedicated to the formation of young girls, the letter announces the creation of a Catholic Committee for Girls’ Formation replacing the Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts. Archbishop Carlson has already selected co-chairs for this new committee and its work has recently begun.


Hundreds of Catholic Girls Honored for their Work

March 1, 2011
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Presentation Sunday Celebrated Across the Country

WHAT: During a prayer service, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will congratulate and award hundreds of local Girl Scouts and other young women for their work in the Archdiocese of St. Louis

WHEN: Sunday, March 6, 2011, at 2:30PM

WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO – As part of Presentation Sunday, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will recognize the achievements of more than 1200 young ladies, including those participating in and leading Brownies and Girl Scouts in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Awards earned include the “I Live My Faith Medal”, which helps elementary school girls appreciate more deeply the place that God and religion occupy in their daily lives, and the “Family of God Medal”, which also helps elementary school girls discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their family and parish. Also awarded will be the “Mary, the First Disciple Award”, which helps teen-age girls grow in the appreciation of Mary and in the understanding of themselves, and the “Spirit Alive Medal”, which helps high school girls grow in their awareness of the Holy Spirit and in understating of how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis, through its parishes and schools, is the largest single sponsor of Scouts in the St. Louis area. The Archdiocese of St. Louis held a similar ceremony last month for Boy Scouts.

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