The Spirit Alive


About The Emblem

The Spirit Alive program is designed to assist the young woman in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves with her life, calling her to greater participation in ministry of the Church.

Each chapter has three sections: research, dialogue and activities. Exercises in the research section can be done alone or shared in a group. The requirements in the dialogue section are carried out with the help of a Mentor/Advisor. The activities are designed to help the young woman apply what she has learned for her own personal growth. A journal, Bible and a copy of the documents of Vatican II are necessary. A mentor guide is also available.


Registered Senior/Patriot Scout of Catholic Faith. The Scout must be between 15-17 years old. The Spirit Alive program is the official recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States for the the Senior/Patriot age level of the Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls ,Horizon Club members of Camp Fire, Inc. The Spirit Alive is designed to be administered and supervised by the diocesan or parish youth director, diocesan chaplain or other authorized administrator as determined by the DCCS.



Mentor Handbook $4.25 ea. Program Book $8.50 ea. Front of Prayer Card Prayer Card $.50 ea.

Requirements & ordering activity book

Each Senior/Patriot scout should have her own Program Book. Books can be order directly from the Knoxville Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting for $8.50 each including shipping, the Mentor Handbook can be obtained for $4.25 each, also the prayer card can be had for $.50 each, make check payable to KDCCS and send to the address below or by contacting us at the following; Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

Program Completion

Upon completion of the program the application form in the back of the book is signed by the applicant, the adult Mentor and by the priest moderator for the group. The parent/guardian will need to send the application along with the application fee of $21.00 made out to KDCCS.


Religious Awards
Attn: George C. LeCrone, Sr.
10700 Leeward Lane
Knoxville, Tn. 37934-3012

Award Ceremony

The emblem will be presented to your Girl Scout or American Heritage Girls at a formal ceremony and Mass. This will be coordinated with the parents and the chairman of the Catholic Committee on Scouting in conjunction with the parish priest as to date and time of mass.

If the award is presented as a group the Unit religious emblem coordinator will work with the Catholic Committee and parish to set up the date and time for presentation.