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January 09, 2011

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Melissa May

Welcome aboard Lindsey!

You are right that it's important to get down in the trenches and give of ourselves to help guide and encourage the younger generation.

I've never heard of the groups you mentioned, but I'm going to look into them for my own daughter. Thanks for the info!

Koni

Hello Lindsey, welcome.

I have to ask...what controversy about Girl Scouts? I haven't heard.

The groups you posted seem preety cool.

Penelope

http://www.exceptionalmarriages.com/littleflowers.htm

The Little Flowers Girls Club


"About The Little Flowers Girls Club

Little Flowers Girls Club® is a Catholic program for girls ages 5 and up based on learning Catholic virtues through the lives of Catholic saints, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Developed by a Catholic mom of eleven, Rachel Watkins. The Club strives to bring the Catholic faith alive and inspire the girls to become authentic Catholic women.

Nine virtues are included in each of three different Wreaths or years of study. While the first wreath is loosely based on Fr. Lasance’s Catholic Girls Guide, all the wreaths provide an introduction to virtues that make them fun as well as easy to understand and put into practice. A fourth year, studying the fruits of the Spirit is also available. The format of the Clubs is flexible, with groups meeting monthly, bi-monthly or weekly. Badges for the virtues are earned by studying the saint associated with the virtue, memorizing relevant scripture verses and studying the Catechism. The program is flexible enough to use with a variety of age groups. Little Flowers Girls Club® has also been successfully implemented in the family. Sashes, vests, skirts, bandanas, t-shirts and other items are extras that add to the experience, but are not necessary to running a successful Club.

The Leader's Guide for each Wreath offers suggestions for running meetings, planning crafts and activities, talks on virtues and other relevant information.

The Member's Guide includes the activities, saints' biographies, pictures of the saints, and prayers for each girl. Each of the girls in the Club should purchase their own Member's Guide.

Other items that leaders find useful - but are not necessary to running a successful club - are the Memory Verse CD/Cassettes, the Tea and Luncheon Manual, the Virtue Badges, and the Craft Companion and Merit Certificates.

Leaders should have fun with the program and use the flexibility to choose the items that are right for your group's needs. God bless you in your work for His work!

Further information and resources for the Little Flowers Girls Club® may be found at The Ecce Homo Press website."

Cady Driver

Hey Lindsay,

Thanks for writing and welcome! I think that it's awesome that you are so involved in influencing the next generation. You are an inspiration to others!

Cady

Stacy

Great thread! Thanks for the info on Little Flowers, Penelope. We're a Catholic homeschooling family and my daughter turns 5 this year and definitely needs more socialization (with girls from families that share our values).

Lindsey

Thanks, Melissa! I'm happy to be here. : )

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