My Promise, My Faith Pin
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'
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, see a summary (PDF).
Make the Connection Booklet for younger girls
Make the Connection Booklet for older girls
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: http://www.praypub.org/partner_gsusa.htm.
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.