For information about Religious Awards, click here. Religious awards are presented
by the Bishop at a formal Scout Sunday Mass in March. Details
regarding the procedure for the Catholic Awards please contact Or
click the link to email Diocese on Honolulu Catholic Committee on Scouting
(DHCCS) to receive more information.
God is Love (Grades K –1)
This National program helps students discover an appreciation that
God created, cares for and loves us all.
Family of God (Grades 2 & 3)
This National program’s purpose is to help the child explore a wide
range of activities & discover the presence of God in her life as
a member of their family & parish. Parents and adults serve as
advisors to the child and help her grow in religious awareness by
talking about the experiences that make up the program.
I Live My Faith Medal
This national award program enables the recipient to grow as a
Christian person and to take her place as an active and responsible
member of her family, parish, troop, and community.
The purpose of this national award program is to provide the
recipient with a unique opportunity to develop new insights into
herself, friends, family, and the world around her.
This program assists Catholic high school-aged girls in discovering
how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater
participation in the Church's ministry.
Pillars of Faith Award
Girl Scouts who have earned the Family of God, I Live My Faith, the
Marian, and the Spirit Alive Medals are eligible to be a recipient of
Other Religious Awards
Procedures for most other religious awards – not Catholic – are as follows:
1. Girls must obtain a specific booklet for their religion.
- Check with your council store or contact the religious
- Each girl's needs her own booklet to
- Some religions offer adult manuals for
counselors and mentors.
2. Parents should review the program guidelines.
- Some programs require that girls be official “members” of the
- Age/grade requirements vary from
program to program,
- Each program sets its own guidelines as
to who may serve as a counselor. Some programs require clergy to
serve as counselor, other programs allow parents or other family
members to serve as a counselor.
3. Families should talk to their religious leaders and show
them the booklet before beginning any program.
- Most programs require that they completed under the auspices
of that religious organization,
- Many programs require a
religious leader’s signature.
4. Girls must complete the requirements, obtain the proper
signatures, and follow the instruction to order the recognition or pin.
- These recognitions or pins are not available in your Girl
Scout store (follow instructions in your booklet),
award should be presented in a meaningful ceremony, preferably in
the girl’s religious institution,
- The award can be
presented at any time of the year
- For more information on
religious award procedures, click here