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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 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.

See how members can connect their faith with their Girl Scouting activities. If you’re a faith-based organization, learn more about how you can partner with Girl Scouts to build compassionate leaders with the values and skills to make our world a better place.

Ways to Include Faith in Girl Scouting

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.

To learn more about earning your My Promise, My Faith pin, check out these resources:

My Promise, My Faith Fact Sheet (PDF)
Make the Connection (for younger girls)
Make the Connection (for older girls)

To learn more about how to wear your My Promise, My Faith pin on your uniform click here.

Religious Recognitions

Created by national religious organizations to encourage the spiritual growth of youth members, religious recognition programs reinforce many of the values integral to Girl Scouting and help girls grow stronger in and learn more about their chosen faith.

Each religious organization develops and administers its own program, which can be found here. Contact the religious organization directly to obtain the curriculum booklets.

You can find this brochure, a video explaining religious recognition programs, and other resources for collaborating with faith communities at P.R.A.Y. Publishing.

Religious recognitions can be worn on the front of the uniform where the My Promise, My Faith pins are placed. Click here for more information.

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.

Adult Volunteers

No experience is required to be a champion for girls! Caring adult volunteers can help support Girl Scouts on their leadership journey and help them strengthen their understanding of their faith.

Interested in helping girls earn their pin(s)/award(s)? Consider becoming a Faith-Based Badge Boss! Click here for information on how to volunteer with GSNEO.

Faith Partners and Girl Scouts

Faith partners have been working with Girl Scouts since 1912 to reach out to communities and serve girls and families. Some ways that faith partners can work with Girl Scouts include hosting a troop, engaging Girl Scouts in service opportunities, and helping girls earn their My Promise, My Faith pin and religious recognitions.

Explore partner opportunities and connect with a Girl Scout representative in your community by contacting Customer Care.