Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

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  1. I don't know anything about the GS council in your area but realize that "Girl Scouts" is a an organization run on many levels. There is a national umbrella organization--Girl Scouts of the USA to which all GS belong. GSUSA develops programming and sets overall policies. GSUSA does not partner with PP. The money GSUSA gets from cookies is from licencing.

    On a more local level there are non-profit corporations known as Girl Scout Councils. Those councils recruit and train leaders, provide programming and sell materials. They also own and maintain camps and other properties. Some of those local councils do partner with PP to do programming. The money flow is from PP to GS. In order for girls to attend any meeting or activity dealing with reproductive health or sexuality, parents are required to sign specific permission slips.

    The Girl Scout program is generally delivered to girls via troops, often led by the mothers of some girls. The programming in particular troops will probably reflect the beliefs of the leader. Again, anytime sexual topics are discussed, a separate permission slip is required.

    I know there is a cookie boycott in Ohio because some GS are unhappy with the choices the paid staff and Board have made regarding camps.


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