Thursday, October 2, 2008
LF - religion class, scouting, what is it??
I received a message from Sherri who was asking about LF. She was wondering if our girls like it and if it was more like religion class or scouting....
I thought answering here was best - hope she is reading :-)....
Sherri - the answer to all of your questions is YES!! Yes, our daughters like it. I could be quippy and say that is why there is so many of them but is more due to the commitment of the great moms whose own enthusiasm and talents make each group a success - in their own way.
And yes, it is a bit like a religion class in that the girls will learn about their faith but it is more like scouting (minus the camping which is not required but that is another story for another time).
When LF first began I was seeking a place for my girls (now 20 and 18 y.o.) to be with other Catholic girls, have fun, make crafts, do skits, and much more that - I wanted them to be in place where their faith was celebrated and not ignored. Where being Catholic was a cause for joy not embarrassment and not prejudice or condemnation.
So, LF can be whatever you want it to be - more like a religion class if your girls need that or more like scouting if you would like that without cookies to sell :-)!
There are avenues to reach out to their families, church and community and a new program called Honor Badges (coming in 2009) will let them learn and earn about such things as running a household, impacting the world through the media. It is an exciting program (I think) and while it is geared towards older girls (12 and up) your daughter's early years as a LF will get her ready to transform the world for Christ when she is older.