The Marian Series examines the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, five Marian feasts commemorated in the U.S and the only approved Marian apparition site in the United States. Activities include: Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of Good Help. A patch can be earned for completion of each activity.
The goal of each activity in this series is to learn more about how and why the Church has honored our Holy Mother Mary for nearly 2,000 years.
All young people and adults—Scouts or non-Scouts, Catholic or non-Catholic—can work on the activities in this series and earn a patch for each activity they complete. The activities in this series can be worked on individually or as a group.
Young people must fulfill the requirements for their grade level to complete this activity. Adults must fulfill the adult requirements to complete this activity.
Completion of the Activity
After a young person completes the requirements, a parent, guardian or Scout leader will review the Scout’s work to confirm accuracy and understanding. Then, the parent, guardian or Scout leader will order the patch from the NCCS Online Store. Detailed documentation of fulfillment of activity requirements does not need to be sent to NCCS.
Presentation of the Patch
Patches can be presented to those who earned them in a formal Awards Mass, Scout meeting, by family members, etc. The key is to make the presentation special, so young people understand why they have earned this patch. Also, the presentation should be done in a timely manner so young people are recognized shortly after completing the activity.
Choose an activity below to see more information about each activity.