Faith Based Scouting
Supporting girls of all faiths who choose to live the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The Girl Scout Law includes many of the principles and values common to most faiths. Thus, while a secular organization, Girl Scouts has, since the movement began, encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys via their faiths' recognitions.
All Girls Promise to serve their faith.
Girl Scouting encourages girls to grow in faith.
Make the Connection
The Make the Connection guides detail how a girl's faith can be integrated into the Girl Scout Journeys. There are two guides available, one for Daisies, Brownies & Juniors (Spanish Version).
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 (see images of the pins below). 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.
Steps to earn the pin My Promise My Faith.pdf
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.
Calling all volunteers! We have a job for you. Would you be interested in sharing your Faith as a Faith Guide? The Faith and Girl Scouting Task Force is looking for volunteers to serve as a Faith Guide to troops. These Faith Guides will help troops through the process of earning My Promise, My Faith and then To Serve God Religious Medal program.