|The purpose of the Archdiocesan Committee on Catholic Youth Organizations provides Catholic Scouts and Scouters continued education in the Catholic Faith using the Scout Law and Scout Oath and an opportunity to earn Religious Awards as a result of their greater involvement in their Faith.
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|The Galveston-Houston Archdiocesan Catholic Committee for Youth Organizations is committed to fostering the spiritual development of the Catholic members of Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls in this archdiocese and the development of youth ministry in the Catholic Church.
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Archdiocesan Committee on Catholic Youth Organizations' statement on Girl Scouts USA:
The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston's Committee on Catholic Youth Organizations understands the Girl Scouts of the USA and its local leaders do not take a stand on or advocate for or against any issue regarding girls' health and sexuality. It is the Committee's understanding that the Girl Scouts' policy precludes any sanctioning or funding of Planned Parenthood activities.
The Archdiocesan Committee on Catholic Youth Organizations believes engagement with the Girl Scouts is the best way to influence a secular organization that provides admirable character development for thousands of local youth, including many Catholics. The Committee encourages parents to actively ensure that Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, American Heritage Girls and Catholic Daughters troops associated with the Catholic Church are presented with the Church's teachings and that the sanctioned local activities of these organizations do not undermine the Church's teachings.