Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Girl Scouts earn religious awards

Pastor Gino Cosentino presented Serena Shotts
with the God and Me award at One Hope Church
For Girl Scouts, religious recognition programs reinforce many of the values they learn through Girl Scouting and help them grow stronger in and learn more about their chosen faith.

Congratulations to these western Pennsylvania Girl Scouts who recently earned recognition through P.R.A.Y. programs!

God and Me:
  • Serena Shotts, Marion Center
"God and Me" is designed to help children become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of “God and Me” together.

God and Family:
  • Ariana Schwab, Irwin
"God and Family" helps youth understand the importance of family and God’s role in a healthy family and provides an opportunity for young people and their families to explore their faith together.

God and Church:
  • Elaina Hamer, Altoona
  • Olivia Saylor, Mars
  • Victoria Saylor, Mars
  • Mackenze Spence, Cheswick
  • Jocelyn Schwab, Irwin
The "God and Church" program leads girls on a faith journey with three parts: meeting Jesus, worshiping God, and witnessing and ministering for Christ.

Learn more
You can learn about these awards as well as other faith-based recognition and emblems at

Girl Scouts of all levels can earn the My Promise, My Faith pin, which invites them 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.

The National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts & Camp Fire offers religious recognitions for girls throughout many counties in the GSWPA council.

Also, the Catholic Committee on Scouting serving the Pittsburgh region offers several events for Girl Scouts, including an annual Girl Scout/Boy Scout retreat, as well as information on earning special patches, awards and religious emblems. For more information, visit the committee's website or read the most recent Catholic Committee on Scouting newsletter.