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1.3.3. Girl Scouting and Your Faith Internal Page Hero

Girl Scouting and Your 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. The motivating force in Girl Scouting is spiritual. The ways in which members identify and fulfill their spiritual beliefs are personal and private, however individual Girl Scouts are encouraged and helped through the Girl Scout program to become better members of their own religious group. Religious awards can help this personal journey.

Every Girl Scout group must recognize that religious instruction is the responsibility of parents and religious leaders and respect the varying religious opinions and practices of its membership in planning and conducting activities.

When a Girl Scout troop is sponsored by one religious group, members of different faiths or religious affiliations within the troop shall not be required to take part in religious observance of the sponsoring group.