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The National Catholic Committee on Scouting Activities Committee for the Boys Scouts of America is proud to announce a patch activity called the "Footsteps of American Saints". The Footsteps of American Saints Activity program is a religious activity program that encourages youth to learn about several individuals that have shaped the landscape of Catholicism in America. The goal of this activity is to share the lives of several Saints so that the youth might relate to what these people have done and maybe look to these individuals as role models.

This religious activity honors those men and women who led heroic lives of faith. Their words, their deeds, and their devotion to prayer and to the sacraments, inspire all American Catholics. In the church calendar for the United States, some have the rank of "Saint" and are venerated by the universal church. Some have the rank of "Blessed" and are venerated by the local church. Some have the rank of "Venerable" and, while on the way to becoming a "Saint", may be venerated by Catholics. Most of these men and women lived and worked in North America in what is now the United States. Some others never set foot in America, however they had a huge impact on the Catholic American landscape. All of them sought to follow Jesus.

The list of Saints and Blesseds is currently available.  Follow the link for each Saint/Blessed for a brochure that describes the requirements for earning the patch as well as order information. These patches are available from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. Ordering information is on the brochure for each patch.  Please order from NCCS directly.

Girl Scouts and Campfire USA participants can earn and wear these patches as well. These patches are considered "temporary" patches and could only be worn as such, usually on the back of a vest or sash.

NOTE: Some patches are being discontinued as of summer 2018

Follow this link to the National Catholic Committee on Scouting website to download brochures with program requirements.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 14:03
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