- From a Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan press release
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 40709, of Our Lady of Victory Catholic School in Northville, recently completed the newest Girl Scout Religious Award, “My Promise, My Faith.” With the spiritual guidance of Pastor Denis B. Theroux, each girl chose a phrase from the Girl Scout Law and sought an application to that law in her life, in her church and in her community. The Brownies interviewed church members as part of the project and made Easter goodie bags for Northville Civic Concern. Brownies in Troop 40709 are living the Girl Scout Law by “making the world a better place” and “serving God and their country.”
In addition to the new “My Promise, My Faith” award, and in cooperation with Girl Scouts of the USA, many religious organizations have created their own religious recognition programs to encourage girls to grow in their faith. Girl Scouting functions as a support for girls; it does not endorse or teach any religious doctrine. Faith communities design their own programs and appoint their own qualified adults to mentor their girl members. Girl Scouting provides information on religious awards, promotes inter-faith and multi-cultural events and recognizes religious award recipients and Girl Scout volunteers for their service.
For more information on “My Promise, My Faith” and the religious awards programs, contact Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan at 1-800-497-2688 (49-SCOUT) or visit www.gshom.org.