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Girl Scouts and Faith

Celebrating Spirituality 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.


Interested in working on religious awards and emblems at home? Check out this Facebook live video from P.R.A.Y. Publishing for some valuable information.


My Promise, My Faith


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


Religious Recognitions


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 religious recognitions 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.

Girl Scout Sunday is celebrated in March every year and is an opportunity for Girl Scouts to be recognized in their places of worship. It is a perfect opportunity for Girl Scouts to receive the Religious Recognition of their faith.


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.

We provide updated program inserts and bulletins each year to help celebrate Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath – both days take place in March during Girl Scout Week. If you have questions or would be interested in a speaker or an exhibit for an event during that time, contact Marketing & Communications


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