There is a national Girl Scout recognition that girls may earn, as well as awards hosted by religious organizations/churches. Girls can also be involved in exploring their faith at events and activities that GSCCC may choose to schedule during the year. These are promoted in our GSCCC Magazine, as well as in our other print or online publications.
Girl Scouts and Faith
Celebrating Spirituality and Faith
Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which include many principles and values that are common across religions. Because we understand that religious instruction is at the center of many families and communities, we invite Girl Scouts to take spiritual journeys via their faith’s religious recognitions. Girl Scouts is welcoming and inclusive to members of all faiths.
Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith Week
Each March, during the week of Girl Scouts’ birthday, faith partners join us to help girls celebrate the connections between their faith and Girl Scouts. Celebration days include Girl Scout Sunday, Girl Scout Jummah, Girl Scout Sabbath and Girl Scout Shabbat. It is a perfect opportunity for Girl Scouts to receive the Religious Recognition of their faith.
2022 Faith Week Dates:
- Girl Scout Sunday: Sunday, March 6
- Girl Scout Jummah: Friday, March 11
- Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat: Friday, March 11 – Saturday, March 12
My Promise, My Faith
The My Promise, My Faith pin invites Girl Scouts to experience a faith journey by exploring the connections between the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faith. This pin can be earned each year. Requirements for this pin are included in The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for all levels.
See how an Indiana Troop discovers faith and sisterhood at Girl Scouts in this video.
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 My Promise, My Faith helps girls connect Girl Scouting with their faith, the religious recognitions programs help girls grow stronger in and learn more specifically about their faith.
Each religious organization/committee develops and administers its own program. The To Serve God brochure shows the religious recognitions that have been created by various faith groups. You can find this brochure, a video that explains the religious recognitions programs, and other resources for collaborating with the faith community at P.R.A.Y. Publishing.
Some religious organizations are not affiliated with P.R.A.Y. or may not have a national office; to learn about their religious recognitions, contact their local leaders.
Interested in working on religious awards at home? Check out this Facebook live video from P.R.A.Y. Publishing for information.