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"Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which includes many of the principles and values common across religions." - Girl Scouts and Faith
Girl Scouts provides many opportunities for girls to grow in their respective religious faith, including religious recognitions facilitated at an individual or troop level through a faith community. Each girl is encouraged to develop her own strong values within the context of family, faith, and the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
My Promise, My Faith
The My Promise, My Faith is an award found in each Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting and online. Earning this award helps girls explore how Girl Scouting and their faith offer similar ideas about how to interact with the world around them—and how Girl Scouting can tie into their faith. Girls can earn this pin once a year, every year they are in Girl Scouts. Girls choose a different line of the Law each year and follow the steps to earn their pin!
Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (PRAY)
Girl Scouts also has a long-standing relationship with the organization PRAY, which provides curricula for earning religious awards at all Girl Scout grade levels. Girls earn PRAY awards under the guidance and leadership of their faith community leader and parents*. Faith leaders of various denominations have developed the curricula for their individual communities.
Congratulations to the Girl Scout Daisies of Newport Mesa Troop 7466, pictured with Father Mike Hanifin and Troop Leaders Erin Boyl and Mellie Barber at Saint Joachim Catholic Church, for earning the National Catholic Religious Awards “God is Love” Medal, and kudos to Girl Scout Junior Troop 6364 for helping the Girl Scout Daisies during a series of meetings and earning their Junior Aide Award!
*While Girl Scout leaders do not administer PRAY programs, some denominations require that leaders receive training for information sharing purposes. For more information about PRAY and training, visit their website at www.praypub.org.
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath
Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, beginning with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12.
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. If a place of worship is the group sponsor, girls may perform a service, such as greeting, ushering, or doing a flag ceremony.
These days can also be a time when girls explore other faiths of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world.
CONGRATULATIONS to all OC Girl Scouts who earned the My Promise, My Faith Award this year! Plan now to celebrate Girl Scout Week 2020 and earn the My Promise, My Faith award!
See the steps to earn the My Promise, My Faith pin:
Girl Scouts may also earn religious awards specific to their faith.
Visit PRAY for more information about available religious awards for Girl Scouts.
*Girl Scouts of Orange County encourages girls to work with their parent and religious leaders to earn faith-based awards if they choose to do so. Girl Scouts recognize that religious instruction is the responsibility of parents and religious leaders.
We're looking forward to sharing stories of local Girl Scouts and volunteers in our Program in Action Section. Tell us what you’re up to and you might be featured! Submit your story today!
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