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marianmedalThe purpose of the Mary, the First Disciple program is for young Catholics in grades seven to ten to learn more about Mary and more about themselves.

The four chapters in the program book offer young people an opportunity to learn about the Blessed Virgin Mary and gain insights into their relationship with God, Mary and the saints, their families, friends, and the world around them.

An adult moderator helps guide the students throughout the program. Training for adult moderators is held twice a year by the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

The Marian Medal Project Book and Leader's Guide can be ordered directly from the publisher, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.  You can also order the Youth Update supplements referenced in the project book from NFCYM.

The medal and patch award package can be ordered from the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, care of the Office for Catechesis - Ministry to Youth and Young Adults.


The Mary the First Disciple medal and patch are traditionally presented at the Annual Scout Mass after successful completion of the program and certification by the parish.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:07
Diocese of Springfield