Religious Award

My Promise, My Faith Pin

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.

 

Girl Scouts, Spirituality, and Faith

The entire Girl Scout experience is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which include principles and values common to most faiths.

Girl Scouts and faith-based communities share an enduring tradition of Girl Scouting and spiritual expression that spans our organization’s history.

Girl Scouts is also proudly nonpartisan, secular, and inclusive.

In remaining secular, our intent is not to minimize a girl’s religious experience; to the contrary, Girl Scouts is a place where girls of all faiths can honor their spirituality while at the same time embracing the diversity of the Girl Scout Movement.

Membership currently consists of 3 million girls and volunteers as well as over 59 million alumnae, includes women and girls of varied religious traditions.

Girl Scouts has a rich history of partnership and collaboration with faith-based communities which is highlighted by the My Promise, My Faith pin, which complements existing religious recognitions and allows all girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts.

Faith-based awards include religious recognitions as well as the My Promise, My Faith pin.

Many faith-based communities offer programs, in conjunction with Girl Scouts, which recognize local girl members.

Adult volunteers from faith-based organizations partner with girls by connecting the My Promise, My Faith pin to their faith’s own religious recognitions, guiding girls through their personal faith journey and helping them understand their faith intellectually and spiritually.

When Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low first assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., for that first meeting on March 12, 1912, she believed all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually.

Today, Girl Scouts is for all girls from kindergarten through high school.

Wherever girls live, whatever their circumstances, Girl Scouts helps girls develop their leadership potential, connect with others, and take action to make a difference in the world.

Self-discovery and spiritual expression were core values from the earliest days of Girl Scouting, and these same values are a part of today’s Girl Scout Leadership program, shaping girls into the future leaders of tomorrow.