"Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which includes many of the principles and values common across religions." - GSUSA
All Girl Scouts promise TO SERVE GOD.
Girl Scouts encourages girls to grow in their religious beliefs by earning Religious Recognitions offered by their faith communities and by earning the My Promise, My Faith pin, which helps a girl deepen the connection between the Girl Scout Law and her faith.
While GSUSA is a secular organization, Girl Scouts has always encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys via their faiths' religious recognitions. Girl Scouts recognizes that religious instruction must come from the family and faith community.
P.R.A.Y. encourages collaborations between churches and youth agencies to the advantage of young people. We believe that children, youth, and families benefit most when churches and youth agencies intentionally work together. Both organizations, working together for youth, can reach objectives not attainable by either working alone.
“The motivating force in Girl Scouting is spiritual.”
The P.R.A.Y. Award is the linchpin connecting scouting and churches to benefit young people. The result is stronger youth, stronger families, stronger congregations, and stronger councils.