Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, has largely been marked as a Catholic tradition, but it’s message is truly beautiful: trusting in the unending mercy of our God.
Our troop was gifted these patches by a parent one year, and I struggled with ideas for how the girls could “earn” it. I am a firm believer that a patch should stand for something.
There are endless Divine Mercy crafts and activities on Pinterest. Just a sampling we considered:
In the end, we had no crafty activities, no games or puzzles. Instead, our girls and others from troops at our church held a brief Divine Mercy prayer service on Divine Mercy Sunday, which happened to be at the end of our service unit camporee. We settled around the fire ring on the cool spring morning.
Each girl received a prayer card of how to say the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and we went around the campfire ring, each girl leading a prayer in turn. It was simple but so beautiful.
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Awesome to teach our young girls about pray, such a blessing to see.
Love that you had a prayer time to earn the badge – so powerful.
There’s nothing more beautiful than leading children in prayer. You chose the perfect merit.
absolutely perfect time to teach your kids about prayer, it is so beautiful
I wish I had this when I was a Girl Scout back in the 1970’s….
What could be more perfect than teaching them to pray! Great idea. – AMy
I had never heard of this tradition. Thanks for sharing something new with me today.
Praying and remembering Christ’s mercy is a fantastic way to earn a badge.
This is cool to see! My boys will be that age soon!