The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama encourages Girl Scouts to pursue religious awards to help them explore their faith. These religious scouting awards are offered to all girls and include God and Me, I Live My Faith Award, God and Life and Mary, the First Disciple Award – each badge offering age-appropriate material and activities. There are also awards for adults.
Scouting encourages girls to grow strong in faith,” says Trish Coghlan,
chief executive officer of GSNCA and member at St. Francis Xavier
Catholic Church. “We hold up three fingers when we make the Girl Scout
Promise because there are three parts to the promise. The first part of
the promise is to ‘serve God.’ One way a Girl Scout can ‘serve God’ is
to earn the religious award of her faith and to wear the award on her
GSNCA would like to challenge 100 girls to earn their religious awards
in honor of our 100th anniversary. There is a kindergarten through 5th
grade workshop planned for the morning of January 7, 2012 at St. Mark
the Evangelist Catholic Church in Shelby County. Additional workshops
will be scheduled upon request of Girl Scout leaders and parishes. This
may be done as a troop or as individuals. There are virtual
opportunities available for older girls as well.
For information on the workshop, or if you are interested in older girl opportunities, contact Mary Jo Cree at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a listing of PRAY awards, please visit our website at www.girlscoutsnca.org/volunteers/forms-and-resources/patch-programs and click on PRAY Awards or www.praypub.org
to view all of the awards available for different denominations. There
are also awards available from the National Federation for Catholic
Youth Ministries at www.nfcym.org/gscf/recognitions.htm.