Religious Awards

Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The Girl Scout Law includes principles and values common to most faiths. Although a secular organization, Girl Scouts has always encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys via their faiths’ religious recognitions.

My Promise, My Faith Pin (GSUSA)

Girls of all grade levels can now earn the My Promise, My Faith pin developed by Girl Scouts of the USA. This pin, which girls can earn once a year, allows all girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts. Requirements for this pin are included in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for all levels.

Religious Recognitions   

Girl Scouts recognizes and respects the religious diversity that exists within our communities. Girls in the same troop often represent a wide variety of faiths. Religious Recognitions are associated with specific faith groups and are awarded after completion of a program developed by that community.

What are Religious Awards?

  • Religious Awards are available in over 25 different faiths.
  • Girls can earn the awards independently of their troop.
  • Religious Awards programs are created by the various Religious groups to encourage girls to grow stronger in their faith.
  • GSUSA recognizes these programs and allows the recognition to be worn on the official uniform.
  • Each religious organization develops and administers its own program.

How do we get started on these programs?

  • Contact Jeanne Billings to get information about the workbooks needed to complete the award.
    • Each girl needs her own booklet to document progress
    • Some religions offer adult manuals for counselors and mentors
  • Parents should review the program guidelines
    • Some programs require that girls be official “members” of the religious institution.
    • Age/Grade requirements vary from program to program.
    • Each program sets its own guidelines as to who may serve as a counselor.  Some programs require clergy to serve as counselor, other programs allow parents or other family members to serve as counselor.
  • Girls must complete the requirements, obtain the proper signatures and follow the instructions to order the recognition or pin.
    • These recognitions or pins are not available in your Girl Scout Store.
    • The award should be presented in a meaningful ceremony.
    • The award can be presented at any time of the year (There is a special Girl Scout Sunday/Sabbath in March.)
    • Religious Award pins and recognitions made be ordered in the Girl Scout Shop.

Congratulations Girl Scout My Promise, My Faith Award Recipients

Davidson County
Troop 280 / Service Unit 050
May 10, 2013

Daisy 1st Year

  • Claire Perrine
  • Mia Hawkersmith
  • Zoe Hawkersmith

Daisy 2nd Year

  • Lilly Whitaker
  • Lily Coburn

Putnam County
Troop 844 / Service Unit 128
May 1, 2013

Daisy 1st Year

  • Erin Sullivan

Sumner County
Troop 144 / Service Unit 204
February 2013 & May 2013

Awards: Loving Servant  and My Promise, My Faith 1st year

  • Lily Graves

Montgomery County / Fr. Campbell
Troop 116 / Service Unit 084
February 3, 2013

These girls had the honor of Army Chaplain Hodge, a Girl Scout alum, present their awards to them.

Brownie 1st Year

  • Lauren Anderson
  • Samantha Calvert
  • Candence Burch
  • Amiah Clevenger
  • Zoie Unger
  • Isabel Martin
  • Ariana Panduro

Bedford County
Troop 2878 / Service Unit 155
September 30, 2012

Brownie 1st Year

  • Elizabeth James, 2878
  • Emily Henson, 2878
  • Claire Jones, 2878
  • Rebecca Bennett, 2878
  • Mackenzy Brown, 2878

Brownie 2nd Year

  • Ella Kilpatrick, 2878
  • Chloee Overstreet, 2878
  • Emma Collard, 2878

Cadette 1st Year

  • Alisha Osland, 2878

Bedford County
Troop 620 / Service Unit 155
September 30, 2012

Brownie 1st Year

  • Kaitlyn Soileau, 620
  • Jessica Burton, 620

Bedford County
Troop 1917 / Service Unit 155
September 30, 2012

Brownie 1st Year

  • Katie Kelly, 1917

Bedford County
Troop 2878 / Service Unit 155
November 11, 2012

Junior 1st Year

  • Hope Dennis, 2878
  • Josie Smith, 2878
  • Haley Overstreet, 2878
  • Hailey Holder, 2878
  • Ashlynn Steadman, 2878
  • Katie Cowart, 2878
  • Chloe Delease, 2878

Cadette 1st Year

  • MaryAnna Patton, 2878

Cadette 2nd Year

  • Fayth Dennis, 2878

Senior 1st Year

  • MaryGrace Dennis, 2878

Congratulations Family of God – Catholic Award Recipients

Williamson County
Troop 2008 / Service Unit 176
May 7, 2013

  • Brownie – Jenna Josten

Congratulations God And Me Award Recipients

Davidson County
Troop 441 / Service Unit 034
February 21, 2013

  • Hannah Crowell

Troop 5980 / Service Unit 024
February 14, 2013

  • Carolyn Mayton
  • Caleigh Mayton

Montgomery County / Fr. Campbell
Troop 116 / Service Unit 084
November 2012

  • Samantha Calvert

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Religious Awards

Jeanne Billings
Volunteer Resource Specialist
Bronze and Silver Award Liaison
(615) 460-0255