Alive in the Spirit Symposium
Calling all adult leaders, mentors, and those interested or involved in Catholic youth programs, especially through Girl Scouting and Camp Fire. Register now for the Alive in the Spirit Symposium, which is part of the adult National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM) being held in Cleveland, Ohio, December 4-7, 2008. The symposium fee is $35 and includes a keynote speaker, a choice of two workshops, plus our annual NCCGSCF luncheon. Download flier for additional information. (277 KB)
- If registering for the NCCYM, check the Alive in the Spirit Symposium option when it is listed during the registration process.
- If you are interested in attending the luncheon only, you must register for the symposium to ensure your luncheon seat. Use the “Special Event” registration site.
- Visit the NCCYM website for additional information on the conference and to register.
- Questions? E-Mail Joan Treacy, chairperson of the NCCGSCF Management Committee.
Youth Ministry: Connecting Girl Scouts and Camp Fire
Catholic youth ministry, Girl Scouts of the USA, and Camp Fire USA have collaborated in various ways for more than twenty years. The Catholic Religious Recognition Programs administered by the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts and Camp Fire, under the auspices of the NFCYM, allow young people to explore and become more involved in their Catholic faith.
Girl Scouts of the USA and Camp Fire USA: Partners in Youth Ministry
Today, when youth ministers and Girl Scout or Camp Fire leaders get together, they share resources and learn from one another. This positive, cooperative relationship enables these adults to effectively serve Catholic young people. Partnerships include work on service projects, retreats, program activities, and camping to name a few.
Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA is committed to helping today's girls become tomorrow's leaders. For more than 90 years, the Girl Scout program has delivered quality experiences for girls age 5 to 17, locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Girl Scout program is “girl-driven,” reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of its participants. The program encourages increased skill building and responsibility, and promotes the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills. All activities are age-appropriate and based on the Four Program Goals, as well as the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
View the Position Statement and Background between the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and Girl Scouts of the USA.
Camp Fire USA
Camp Fire USA is a youth development organization serving 735,000 children and youth annually in hundreds of communities across the United States. Founded in 1910, Camp Fire USA's coeducational, outcome-based programs include youth leadership, self-reliance, after school groups, camping and environmental education, and child care. Serving youth from birth to 21, Camp Fire USA helps boys and girls learn and play—side by side—in comfortable, informal settings.
View the Position Statement between the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and Camp Fire USA.
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) seeks to foster positive and value-centered programs for Catholic youth. Girl Scouts of the USA and Camp Fire USA are commended for their continued commitment to the faith development of youth in their programs.