Girl Scouting supports girls from all backgrounds and beliefs. While we are a secular organization that refrains from teaching religious or spiritual beliefs or practices, we believe that the motivating force in Girl Scouting is a spiritual one, and we greatly value our longstanding partnerships with religious organizations across many faiths that share the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Although everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which include many principles and values that are common across religions, we recognize that the ways in which our members identify and fulfill their spiritual beliefs are personal and private.
We encourage girls to develop connections to their own spiritual and religious beliefs by earning recognitions provided by their faith communities and by earning the Girl Scout My Promise, My Faith pin, which helps a girl deepen the connection between the Girl Scout Law and her faith. We support the right of faith leaders to verify that any Girl Scout program delivered to girls in their places of worship is consistent with their faith's teachings.
Girl Scouts is welcoming and inclusive to members of all
faiths and those without religious beliefs. Although the Girl
Scout Promise includes the words, “To serve God and my country,”
Girl Scouts are encouraged to replace the word “God” with the
appropriate term utilized in their faith community. Girl Scouts,
who are atheists, could replace “to serve God” with “to serve my
community,” “to serve others,” or “to serve humanity” or with