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Posted on 05/12/2011 6:26:55 AM PDT by mlizzy
Sacramento diocese offers Mother-Daughter Program on human sexuality; Girl Scout retreat emphasizing Blessed Virgin Mary also planned
The final session of a diocesan-sponsored program on human sexuality for mothers and their 10- to 12-year-old daughters is scheduled this Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Sacramento. Two earlier sessions were in English; the May 14 session will be in Spanish.
Topics covered in the Mother-Daughter Program include the female reproductive system, the sacredness of human life, the virtue of chastity and the changes in a young womans body as she reaches puberty, according to an announcement on the Sacramento diocesan website.
In a separate entry on the diocesan website, the Sacramento diocese announced a June retreat for Girl Scouts that teaches them about the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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The National Catholic Conference on Scouting and Camp Fire (or something like that) has a program for Catholic Girl Scouts called the Marian Medal. I assume they’re holding this retreat to help Catholic Girl Scouts earn this award. Anoreth has one.
The materials are produced independently by the Catholic Committee, and not by the GS-USA. Boy Scouts also have religious awards for various age groups; I think Bill has two.
In other words, she needs a FATHER.
I’ll also mention that a father who owns guns and conveniently manages to always be cleaning them on the front porch when the 17 year old boyfriend stops by is a pretty good deterrent to naughty behavior.
Yeah, I was the 17 year old boy in that story...
Are the Girl Scouts a pro-choice group now?
From the article (and CCD usually has pretty Catholic stuff on their site), it didn’t seem like they’d be discussing the Blessed Virgin Mary along with abortion. And also, I realize the sexuality classes would have to be taught well to do any good (the parent is right there during the sexuality talk though), but it seemed like a positive direction for the Catholic Girl Scouts. Not so?
Thanks Tax-chick. What did you (and your crew) think of these programs?
You only get one chance with your kids. Blink your eyes and they are 20, pretty much fully formed and beyond your influence.
The Girl Scouts have an affiliation with Planned Parenthood, so yes. I am not aware though of an organization called the Catholic Girl Scouts. If these are separate organizations and the latter is not affiliated with Planned Parenthood, then I apologize for the error on my part.
It’s always good to put a little fear into the young bucks. Makes them think twice and brush up a little on their manners.
Mom has to curb her promiscuity first before she can ask her daughter to do the same. Then mom needs to kick out the ‘live-in’ boyfriend.
The Catholic religious awards programs are very good, for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. They have interestings and age-appropriate activities that help the Scout associate his religious practice with the ideals of Scouting.
The Girl Scouts program is growing more problematical for anyone who is pro-life and pro-chastity, and not a Gaia-worshipper. It is still possible, at the individual troop level, to put on a program that would be suitable for believing Catholic family, but one has to compartmentalize that vs. the leftist slant of the national organization. I sympathize both with those whose daughters are getting a good program, usually with their mothers’ involvement, and with those who can’t morally be associated with the GS-USA as an institution.
The Girl Scout religious awards are not about puberty or chastity. That program mentioned in the article was separate from the retreat for Catholic Girl Scouts. I think it’s a pretty good idea; I need to be having the talk on “your adult life” with my 13-year-old, if I can get us a few hours away from the rest of the family!
You only get one chance with your kids. Blink your eyes and they are 20, pretty much fully formed and beyond your influence.Yes, good point! We had a "Bon Voyage" party yesterday for our third son, who is the first offspring to leave our family home. He had (and still has) a very good father, and at times even a patient mother, but it's really tough to see him leave, knowing he is pretty much beyond our influence as you say. (Of course, that's where prayers comes in.:))
A family that doesn’t allow “boyfriends” would be even better.
“Oh? You want to ‘date’ my daughter? No, we don’t do that around here. Come back when you’re in a life position to support a family, and we’ll talk.”
It depends how you define “boyfriend.”
I’d allow group/double dates or chaperoned at that age.
I will add that its all in the upbringing. In my own experience with young women I knew, there is a fine line between protecting your child, and making them SO naive that when they do date, they get taken advantage of badly.
I wasn’t the one “taking advantage” - but I saw it in female friends of mine.
What’s the purpose of dating? Is it to find a mate or to find someone to have casual sex with?
If parents are teaching their children - daughters and sons both please, I don’t want my daughter to marry some guy who thinks it’s fine that he slept with half the college and has three STDs - not to have sex before marriage, then not dating goes hand in hand with that.
The entire purpose of dating to to promote intimacy - emotional, physical, and spiritual. Great things when you’re looking for a spouse. Terrible things for 16 year olds.
I didn’t date until I was ready to be married, and that’s given my marriage a very stable footing.
The Catholic religious awards programs are very good, for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. They have interestings and age-appropriate activities that help the Scout associate his religious practice with the ideals of Scouting.Interesting! Thanks. When our daughter wanted to join the Scouts, she was too involved in other activities, and at the time I really didn't know too much about them anyway (what direction they were going in), other than what they were like some 40-50 years ago.
Again, I think there’s a fine line here. I don’t think one-on-one, casual sex dating is good, obviously.
However, I think its healthy to understand and know (NOT “Biblically”) the opposite sex as a teen. Doesn’t have to be dating, it can be among a group of friends.
A large part of this, of course, is having a father teach the child about men, and the mother teaching the child about women (and the opposite, for perspective) in a respectful and moral way.
As a side note, I think a lot of this stems from where we are as a society. 100 years ago, people dated at 17 or 18 because they WERE ready to marry soon. They got married young. Now, people don’t marry until they’re much older, so they have years of what can often seem like pointless dating. The desire is still there at the same age it always was.
Personally for me, I’m glad it worked out as it did, or I’d have never met my wife.