Faith-based awards include both the Religious Recognitions and the My Promise, My Faith pin.

The Religious Recognitions have been in existence for a long time; the earliest awards date back into the 1970’s. The My Promise My Faith pin is a relatively new program; GSUSA launched MPMF in Nov 2011.

Girl Scouts are encouraged to participate in both programs. In fact, the MPMF pin asks girls to find out about Religious Recognitions.


Comparison

Religious Recognitions

Created by the faith communities

Help girls grow in their faith

Lessons are based on religious beliefs and tenets

Earned with others of the same faith

Requirements differ for each religion, get them from the faith communities

Worn on front of the uniform

My Promise, My Faith

Created by GSUSA

Helps girls connect their faith with Girl Scouting

Activities are based on the Girl Scout Law

May be earned within a troop setting

Requirements are in the The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting

Worn on front of the uniform

Bible Basics RP3

Combining MPMF with Bible Basics RP3

MPMF is a generic program with five basic requirements. These requirements line up with the Bible Basics RP3 series. By combining the MPMF with the Bible Basics series, a congregation has a ready-made Bible curriculum to do outreach to the Girl Scout community. Click here for a sample program.