God and My Country
Deus et Patria Mea
Open to all American Heritage Girls registered members in the Explorer level. Non-Catholic AHG Explorers may work on this award with special permission from the Archdiocese.
Notes for Parents
Notes for Mentors/POC
Required Adult Training
(see Adult Training page for more details)
Deus et Patria Mea (God and My Country) allows Catholic Explorers to learn about various saints representing the United States of America. Explorers enrich their faith by exploring Catholic elements that are most important to those saints, including the Eucharist, Corporal Works of Mercy, and missionary work. Deus et Patria Mea is thought-provoking, hands-on, and will foster a desire in Explorers to serve Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church.
The adult guide can be found in the God and My Country workbook (pages 3-4). Adult mentors must be GHACCYO trained. Parents working with their own children must work with a troop CFA mentor who has completed training through the GHACCYO.
There are 3 segments, each with 4 chapters to be completed:
There are several components per chapter to complete. An adult mentor must sign at the completion of each chapter.
Don't forget! 4 signatures are needed on the application:
Age of Youth
4th, 5th, and 6th Grade
2-4 months per segment (year)
Award Received At
Archdiocesan Ceremony OR Parish Ceremony
(pin only once all segments are complete - segment completion patches can be received at a Troop award ceremony)
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