Guide for Parents, Advisors, and Religious Professionals

Religion in Life for Girl Scouts is a religious recognition program for Unitarian Universalist girls, grades 4-12, who are also Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts of the USA explains:

Religious recognitions are created by national religious organizations/committees to encourage the spiritual growth of their youth members and reinforce many of the values integral to Girl Scouting.

The Religion in Life for Girl Scouts program invites participants to learn about Unitarian Universalist heritage, practices and values, and investigate issues of concern to Unitarian Universalists. It also makes explicit connections between the Unitarian Universalist values and Girl Scouting. In the program, girls are invited to make choices about how they approach each topic and to express themselves using one of several suggested actions or responses.

The Religion in Life for Girl Scouts program pages are presented so that girls themselves may explore and decide how to complete the program’s requirements. This guide provides supplementary information for parents, troop leaders, religion in life advisors, religious professionals, or other adults who support a girl’s participation and completion of the Religion in Life for Girl Scouts program. PDF and Word versions (18 pages) of this guide are available for printing.

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