Girl Scouts and Faith
Girl Scouts are encouraged to serve those in need, to help their communities, and grow in their faith. You can make a difference of starting a Girl Scout troop in your faith community.
In a Faith-based troop, you’ll get to know other young families in a familiar and convenient setting, while you provide an opportunity for you to grow and learn with friends. Girl Scout troops provide a fun and interactive way for girls to do activities about nature, ethics, community service, faith, and so much more!
Launching a new troop is easy–you just need a few interested girls and at least two unrelated adult volunteers. We provide activity plans, and troop leaders get to choose how often they meet. Here’s your chance to be a kid again with girls in your faith community!
You provide the mentors. We’ll provide you with activity plans. The girls get to put their spirituality into action in a familiar setting. You’ll see increased vitality and youth participation.
Religious Girl Scout Awards
My Promise, My Faith
Girls can earn this award each year by finding out what their faith and Girl Scouting have in common, using the Girl Scout Law as a guide. Girls and troops tailor their work on this award to their faith tradition. Learn about this award in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, and speak with your faith leaders to learn more about how to customize this award to your beliefs and traditions.
In addition, many national religious organizations have created their own recognitions to encourage girls to grow stronger in their faith. Each organization administers their own award program, so check with your faith leader or religious organization to find requirements and award curricula. See all of the religious recognitions and find more resources for faith-based programs.