Girl Scouts & 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'
Girls of all grade levels can now earn the My Promise, My Faith pin,
which complements existing religious recognitions and allows girls to
further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts.
Once each year, a girl can earn the My Promise, My Faith pin by
carefully examining the Girl Scout Law and tying it directly to tenets
of her faith. Requirements for this pin are included in The Girl's
Guide to Girl Scouting for all levels.
Created by national religious organizations to encourage the spiritual growth of youth members, religious recognition programs reinforce many of the values integral to Girl Scouting and help girls grow stronger in and learn more about their chosen faith.
Each religious organization develops and administers its own program. The brochure “To Serve God” (PDF) lists the religious recognitions created by various faith groups. You can find this brochure, a video explaining religious recognition programs, and other for collaborating with faith communities 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 us at 516.741.2550.
Girl Scout Faith Based Committees in Nassau County
Catholic Committee on Girl Scouting. At the present time, this is the only organized Faith Committee in Nassau County. Members of the committee are available to provide help in connecting girls with awards appropriate for their faiths. Visit their website for more information about awards, publications and a variety of special events specific for girls of the catholic faith: www.gsdrvc.org.
If you would like to become a local contact for/representative of one of the many faiths represented in Nassau County, please contact us at 516.741.2550.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County is also reaching out to our religious community to explore ways that we can work together to offer positive experiences. If you think your house of worship would be interested in a presentation, starting a Troop or offering help with Religious Recognitions programs, please contact us at 516.741.2550.