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.
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.
Join us for our Girls of Faith all-day event at Camp Ginger Cascades in Lenoir on Saturday, March 9. This program is open to Girl Scout Juniors and older, of all religious backgrounds. Girls will explore their faith through break-out sessions, personal reflection and more. To learn more, please click here.
Religious recognitions are created by national religious organizations/committees to encourage the spiritual growth of their youth members and reinforce many of the values integral to Girl Scouting. While the My Promise, My Faith program helps girls connect Girl Scouting with their faith, the religious recognitions programs help girls grow stronger in and learn more specifically about their faith.
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. You can also find the P.R.A.Y. awards chart 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.
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