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My Promise, My Faith

The My Promise, My Faith pin invites girls in grades K-12 to experience
a faith journey through exploration of the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faith. Girls can earn this national pin each year.

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Choose one line from the Girl Scout Law. Find a story, song, or poem from your faith with the same ideas. Talk with your family or friends about what that line of the Law and the story, song, or poem have in common.

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Find a woman in your own or another faith community. Ask her how she tries to use that line of the Law in her life.
 

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Gather three inspirational quotes by women that fit with that line of the Girl Scout
Law.Put them where you can see them every day!
 

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Make something to remind you of what you’ve learned. It might be a drawing,
painting, or poster. You could also make up a story or a skit.
 

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Keep the connection strong. Find out if your faith community offers a recognition
program for Girl Scouts. Talk with your friends, family, or a group in your faith community about what you’ve learned about your faith and Girl Scouting. Ask them to help you live the Law and your faith. Maybe you can show them what you just made or perform your skit!
 

Adult volunteers from faith organizations partner with girls by:
• Linking the national pin into their faith’s religious recognitions
• Guiding girls through their personal faith journey
• Helping girls strengthen their understanding of their faith

Go to PRAY to find out about religious recognitions offered by different faith communities.

Leadership & Service Awards
Silver Torch Award

This award recognizes Cadettes who act as leaders in their communities. First, girls must complete one Cadette-level Journey. Then they must serve for one full term in a leadership position at your school, place of worship, library, town council, community center, after-school club, or a similar organization. For example, you might serve as a school yearbook editor, on a committee to organize youth events within your faith community, or on an event-planning board at the Girl Scouts. The length of your service will depend on the term specified by the organization or particular role.

Requirements for this award are included in Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Silver & Gold Torch Award

This award recognizes Seniors who act as leaders in their communities. First, girls must complete one Senior-level Journey. Then they must serve for one full term in a leadership position at your school, place of worship, library, town council, community center, after-school club, or a similar organization. For example, you might serve as a school yearbook editor, on a committee to organize youth events within your faith community, or on an event-planning board at the Girl Scouts. The length of your service will depend on the term specified by the organization or particular role.

Requirements for this award are included in Senior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Gold Torch Award

This award recognizes Ambassadors who act as leaders in their communities. First, girls must complete one Senior-level Journey. Then they must serve for one full term in a leadership position at your school, place of worship, library, town council, community center, after-school club, or a similar organization. For example, you might serve as a school yearbook editor, on a committee to organize youth events within your faith community, or on an event-planning board at the Girl Scouts. The length of your service will depend on the term specified by the organization or particular role.

Requirements for this award are included in Ambassador Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Leader in Action (LIA)

Cadettes can earn a Leader in Action award by assisting a Brownie group on any of their National Leadership Journeys. There are three different LIA awards, one for each of the Journey series: It’s Your World – Change It!, It’s Your Planet – Love It!, and It’s Your Story – Tell It!. Girls will use their leadership skills, organization skills, and special talents to teach Brownies a component of their Journey.

Requirements for each Leader in Action are included in the adult guides for the three Brownie-level Journeys. General information about Leader in Action is included in Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Program Aide

Program Aide trains Cadettes with hands-on leadership and mentoring opportunities, while working with younger Girl Scouts.

How to get there:

1.    Earn one Leader In Action (LIA) Award. It’s a good idea to start working on, or have already finished your LIA before moving on to step 2.

2.    Complete the GSNI-M Program Aide Training Course. Check Online [hyperlink to https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/VP/Default.aspx?pid=58]
for Program Aide trainings.

3.    Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions. Guide girls through Journey activities, lead a badge workshop, or mentor girls in other sessions. You can work with a group of girls at their meetings, at day camp, or during a special council event.

For questions, information about facilitating Program Aide Award training, and training materials, please contact Christina Castro.

Volunteer-in-Training (VIT)

This award is for Seniors or Ambassadors who’d like to mentor a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or Cadette troop.

How to get there:

1.      Find a mentor who is the current adult volunteer for a group of girls at the level you’d like to work with. She or he will help you through your training and internship, and you’ll help the volunteer with their group of girls for a three-to-six-month period.

2.      Complete a council designed Volunteer in Training leadership course

3.      Create and implement a thoughtful program based on a Journey or badge that lasts over four or more sessions. Be responsible for designing, planning, and evaluating the activities. If you’re passionate about a topic like art or technology, you could design the activities around the area you love or in which you’re an expert. Volunteers in Training might also help younger girls with a take action project. 

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

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Are you a Senior or Ambassador who can’t wait to be a resident camp counselor? Seniors or Ambassadors interested in mentoring younger girls in a camp setting can earn the Counselor in Training award. As girls earn this award, they build skills that can help them become camp counselors.

How to get there:

1. Complete a Council designed Counselor in Training Leadership Course.

2. Work with younger girls over the course of a camp session.

Community Service Bars
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Calling all CadettesSeniors, and Ambassadors! When you earn a Community Service Bar or Service to Girl Scouting Bar, you’re making a difference in your community — and practicing values of the Girl Scout Law. It’s also a great way to get involved with a cause that’s important to you!

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Choose one organization where you would like to volunteer to earn the  Community Service Bar OR choose to help Girl Scouts to earn the  Service to Girl Scouting Bar. You can help with another troop, a service unit or even council.

Ask the organization these three questions:

  • Do you need help?
  • Can I volunteer for 20 hours?
  • Can you provide instructions about what I will be doing?

If they say ‘yes’ to all of these questions, follow these steps:

1.    Complete and submit the Service Bar Application Form. You will receive an email within two weeks letting you know the status of your application, and if there are any questions.

2.    Provide 20 hours of service.

3.    Complete and electronically submit the Service Bar Final Report.

4.    Within two weeks, you will receive your approval letter. Take this letter to any GSNI-M shop as proof of completion, and purchase your pin!

President’s Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. Girl Scouts who meet these requirements can submit the President’s Volunteer Service Award Order Form for approval.

WAGGGS Awards

Global Action Award

The Girl Scouts Global Action Award, developed in partnership with the WAGGGS, is an exciting and enriching way for any Girl Scout to participate in realizing the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals which aim to reduce extreme poverty and impact major world concerns. By earning this award, girls can learn, in a fun and educational way, about serious global issues affecting girls, young women, and their communities. Each Girl Scout who completes activities will join in WAGGGS’ international movement of 10 million girls who together are sowing the seeds of social change. The Global Action award offers girls an opportunity to advocate for themselves and others, both locally and globally!

The Global Action Award is an official award that is worn on the front of the vest/sash. Girls can earn the Global Action Award every year by completing at least one of the activities for their grade level.

The activities for each grade level and more information about the award are found on GSUSA’s website.

World Thinking Day Award 

Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day is part of the WAGGGS’ Global Action Theme based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, which aim to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, it is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries—with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

The World Thinking Day Award is an official award that is worn on the front of the vest/sash. Girls can earn the World Thinking Day Award every year by completing at least one of the activities for their grade level.

The activities for each grade level and more information about the award are found on GSUSA’s website.