My Promise, My Faith
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’ religious recognitions.
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 age levels.
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.
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.