Sunday, March 8, 2015

Keep the Faith and Celebrate Girl Scout Sunday!

Girl Scouts encourages girls to grow in their faith. Girl Scouts is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which 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 faith’s religious recognitions.

Girl Scouts’ faith-based awards include Religious Recognitions as well as the My Promise, My Faith pin. Girls of all grade levels are eligible once each year to earn the My Promise, My Faith pin. The pin complements existing religious recognitions and allows all girls to further strengthen the connection between Girl Scouts and a girl’s respective faith. A Girl Scout earns the My Promise, My Faith pin by carefully examining the Girl Scout Law and directly tying it to tenets of her faith. This framework allows Girls Scouts of all religious backgrounds the freedom and support to use their own Girl Scout experience to further their personal spiritual journey.