Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith
Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which includes many of the principles and values common across religions. So while we are a secular organization, Girl Scouts has always encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys via their faiths' religious recognitions.
We encourage parents, caregivers, and troop leaders to use the assets below to encourage girls as they explore their faith. Please share bulletins with your local places of worship.
Faith organizations regularly partner with Girl Scout councils to more closely link their religious recognitions with the national My Promise, My Faith pin. Adult volunteers advise girls along their personal faith journey and help them strengthen their own understanding of their faith.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has a long history of celebrating faith with girls, as former CEO Deborah Hearn Smith explains in the video.
While we may like the convenience of a church or Girl Scout troop that provides a set schedule and instruction, the P.R.A.Y. awards are perfect to be done at home with the family. During this challenging time, there may be an unexpected opportunity for parents to share their faith with their children and grow in faith together. Reading and discussing Scripture to complete requirements will create natural space for spontaneous dialogue and ways to connect with your children. Make your family’s faith journey a priority!
P.R.A.Y. has a new online library of resources for virtual learning
for parents, counselors, and clergy. The P.R.A.Y.
YouTube Channel can assist parents who may wish to serve
as counselors and help guide their children to completion of their
religious emblem. Each workbook lesson is highlighted, explained in
depth with hints and helps for those who might be serving in the
counselor role for the first time.
In addition to the video series on YouTube, we are pleased to introduce 30-Day Challenges for every P.R.A.Y. Program level. When completed according to the prescribed schedule, with the help from a parent or counselor at home, youth can complete the requirements and share with their family the work toward achievement of their religious emblem. Visit each program's challenge below.
For additional help reach out to P.R.A.Y. at 314-845-3318 or email@example.com.