….that is, according to the Archdiocese of St. Louis website.
The Archbishop of St. Louis came out a week ago encouraging parishes to find alternatives to Girl Scouts. There are many reasons outlined on their website. But the great news is that the archdiocese recommends two alternatives: American Heritage Girls as a Christian alternative and Little Flowers Girls’ Club as the Catholic alternative. We are so humbled by this recommendation. When Little Flowers was created over 25 years ago in Rachel Watkin’s rowhouse in Baltimore, MD, we had no idea God would take it so far. Back then, we were just looking for a way for our Catholic girls and moms to get together and celebrate their beautiful Catholic Faith. It was much more “action” than “reaction” against the winds of change that were coming in Girl Scouts and society as a whole.
We are entering a new phase of Little Flowers Girls’ Club, having added new depth and breadth to our program offering while keeping that same joyful Catholic world-view that makes the program so appealing to Catholic girls and moms alike. We now offer patron saint badges that allow youth to work on everything from woodworking to cooking, service to the poor to standing up for the right to life, from a uniquely Catholic world view. Our program has always had the Faith as its core, and will always. We have recently launched a non-profit corporation to serve our clubs, built a new website, added camps and retreats to the Little Flower experience and are currently working on a leadership rank program for girls to make the programs we offer a vital part of their maturity and formation.
We want to introduce you, your parish, your diocese, to the beautiful gift of Little Flowers Girls’ Club. Please contact us with any questions, comments, suggestions or donations. God bless you in your work for His work!