This page offers an overview on the religious programming and opportunities offered through our Council, including the brand new Interfaith Sister Troops program, religious recognitions, and the Interfaith Committee.
*BRAND NEW* Interfaith Sister Troops Pilot program:
GSCNC has girls of all faith communities as part of its membership. We have received interest from girls and adults who want to help girls explore their own faith traditions and those of other faith communities. To help facilitate religious exploration, GSCNC is offering an exciting new pilot program aimed at encouraging and creating dialogue and experiential learning about faith and religious diversity.
Each interested troop will be paired with another troop interested in discussing and participating in interfaith/religiously focused activities. Each month, GSCNC will offer age-appropriate activity suggestions for troops to participate in together.
This initiative is something that may be especially meaningful for troops based in faith communities or houses of worship, but is open to all troops who are eager to learn about other religions.
Sign up to participate and/or learn more here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XFNZ2RJ
We are planning to kick this off in Fall 2010, so sign up now!
If you have any specific questions, please contact Kaitlin Hasseler at email@example.com
Girls can also delve into their personal faith traditions on their own. Religious awards are programs created by various religious groups to encourage spiritual growth and development, provide religious instruction, and help girls become more active members in their own faith communities. These awards have been created by national religious organizations, and not by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Because spirituality is an important part of Girl Scouting - as we promise when we say "On my honor, I will try to serve God..." - these recognitions may be worn on the front of the official uniform. Many faiths also have recognitions for adult volunteers.
For more information on these recognitions, visit <http://www.praypub.org/>, click on the Recognitions/Emblems button on the left of the page, select the "Search By Faith" link and then scroll through the menu to find the appropriate religion. Your house of worship may have a coordinator who works with youth on such programs and can provide assistance.
If you have questions, please contact program specialist Mankaa Ngwa-Suh by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 202-237-1670 ext.310.
GSCNC Interfaith Committee
Do you think it is important for Girl Scouts to explore the roles their religions play in their scouting experiences and to have opportunities to learn about the customs and beliefs of other faiths? Do you have ideas for events that promote religious education or know of a faith community possibly interested in partnering with GSCNC? Then please consider serving on GSCNC's Interfaith Committee. The committee supports the council's religious initiatives by helping with faith-based programs and providing input on how to increase awareness of religious recognitions. Find out more here: http://www.gscnc.org/interfaith_committee.html
If you are interested in getting involved with the committee please complete this interest survey.