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Girl Scouts and Faith

Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which includes many of the principles and values common across religions. So while we are a secular organization, Girl Scouts has always encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys via their faiths' religious recognitions. 

For questions about Girl Scouts and faith or anything on this page, please contact Alberta Swain


Awesome Girls: Living Our Faith In Uncertain Times
Thursday, June 4, 2020; 6:45-7:45 p.m. (virtual event)

As we live into our new normal, with uncertainties in our lives from COVID-19, how can our faith and values guide and support us, and how can our faith equip us to help others?

Join faith leaders from a diversity of faith traditions on a webinar to discuss effective ways to be supported and equipped for service and to learn more about how other faith traditions are responding. The program will also include information on how Girl Scouts and faith intersect and ways to connect your faith to your leadership journey.

Participants will be invited to share their expressions of support, gratitude and growth for the people and communities impacted by COVID-19 on a virtual national vision + prayer wall, before and after the event.

The program is for girls 6th grade and older and their caregivers and/or troop leaders. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to participate. The program is free.

Registration for this event is through GSUSA. To register, please click here.
 


Religious Awards
 

My Promise, My Faith
Girls of all grade levels can earn the My Promise, My Faith pin, which complements existing religious recognitions and allows girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts. Once each year, a girl can earn the My Promise, My Faith pin by carefully examining the Girl Scout Law and tying it directly to tenets of her faith. Requirements for this pin are included in The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting handbook for all levels. 

Want to tag girls on social media who have earned their My Promise, My Faith pin? Use hashtag #MPMFP2P.

Click here for the My Promise, My Faith fact sheet

Need to order a My Promise, My Faith pin? Visit your local council shop or shop online

Did you know that My Promise, My Faith has gone virtual? GSCP2P is offering virtual sessions to girls who want to earn their pin. Find all virtual programming options on our Virtual Girl Scouts page.


P.R.A.Y. Program
Girl Scouts of the USA partners with P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth) as a resource for faith-based programs. You can learn more about P.R.A.Y. here

Other religious organizations may not be affiliated with P.R.A.Y. or may not have a national office. To learn about other local religious organizations, contact your local leaders.

Resources
P.R.A.Y. Awards Chart
P.R.A.Y. Awards Brochure

 
Girl Scout Sunday

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday. Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. 

Want to tag your Girl Scout Sunday photos so we can share them on social media? Use hashtag #GSSundayP2P.

Resources  
Ideas for Girls to Celebrate Their Faith During Girl Scout Week
Girl Scout Service Ideas
Prayers & Readings for Girl Scout Service- English & Spanish
Congregational Leadership E-mail Template
Girls & Faith Sensitive Issues

Girl Scout Sunday Bulletin and Girl Scout Sunday Bulletin Insert
Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith Flyer/Insert- customizable

If you are interested in a customized bulletin insert for use throughout the year, please contact info@girlscoutsp2p.org

 

Girls of Faith 2020 Event Patch
Girls of Faith Event

The Girls of Faith Event is one of GSCP2P's signature events and will be offered on an every-other-year basis. Tentatively, the next Girls of Faith event date will be March 5, 2022.