Girl Scouts and Faith
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' 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 (see images of the pins below). 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).
To locate your local Girl Scout council, visit the GSUSA Council Finder.
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.