Both Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting emphasize a duty to God while allowing the scout to follow the faith of their family’s choosing. Many faith denominations offer a religious emblem program for scouts and other youth organizations. Catholic scouts have the opportunity to earn religious emblems and patches via programs offered by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (Boy Scouts) and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (Girl Scouts). In the Diocese of Superior these programs are promoted and administered by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.
The purpose of the Catholic emblems and patch programs is to bring individual scouts into a deeper, fuller relationship with Christ and the Catholic tradition. Each emblem addresses a different facet of the faith journey. Each patch focuses on distinctly Catholic people and perspectives helping the scout to develop a Catholic identity.