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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

“I Will Do My Best to Be…”

Girl Scouts of all ages–all the way back to the beginning of the movement in 1912–share in reciting the Girl Scout Promise & Law. Although there have been some changes to these words over the decades due to our ever changing world, they remain the core of Girl Scouts, uniting numerous girls globally for over 100 years. Every individual girl is incredibly unique, so connecting to these words on a personal level is key to their power and unification! Girl Scouts is inclusive  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Parents, Volunteers

Girl Scouts and the Faith Connection

Girl Scouts has been partnering with faith-based organizations for decades. There’s a reason we include “to serve God” in the Girl Scout Promise and it’s that we recognize that faith is a motivating force for many girls and we want to support our girls as they explore the tenets of their faith and connect it with their Girl Scout experience. How does Girl Scouts support faith? We encourage girls to connect faith with Girl Scouts through the My Promise, My Faith  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Parents, Volunteers

Go beyond badges and Journeys with special opportunities awards

Have your girls earned badges, explored the Journey awards, and are excited to add even more Girl Scout awards to their uniforms? Don’t worry, there’s so much more to the Girl Scout program beyond badges and Journey awards! You can find a quick guide to Girl Scout insignia and pins, organized by grade level, on the Girl Scouts of the USA website. It covers every badge, pin, or other insignia available for Girl Scouts to earn. You can also find information on these awards and  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards, Family Experience, Parents

Connecting Girl Scouts and Your Faith

“On my honor, I will try: to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.” This simple statement, called the Girl Scout Promise, outlines our core values and is our promise to all of our members and to our communities to uphold those values. And while the wording of the promise may have changed over the years, our values today reflect the same core values our founder Juliette Gordon Low intended 102 years ago. And though we are a  ...

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