Talk:Religious emblems programs (Girl Scouts of the USA)

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New Article[edit]

I created this article with information from my knowledge as a Girl Scout, the GSUSA website, the P.R.A.Y. website, and the To Serve God... brochure distributed in Girl Scout council shops and on the P.R.A.Y. website. The table was taken from Religious emblems programs (Boy Scouts of America), since most programs are the same for both boys and girls, and altered the table with changes to reflect the information about the girls' programs that are different from the boys' programs. I have removed the programs from faiths not approved by GSUSA or recognized by P.R.A.Y. as a GSUSA girls' program, and added the UUA program that is not approved by BSA, but is by GSUSA. I have also made changes to the table for programs with different recognitions for girls that I found, but I may have missed some faiths, for which the table still displays the boys' recognitions. Please update the table if you catch what I have missed, or if any programs have changed or been added recently. --Shruti14 t c s 20:16, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Thought the tables looked familiar.Emoticon smile.svg A very good start. --—— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 13:42, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
I created the "Patches" table with the information I knew and the websites of organizations I knew of that offered patch programs, but I haven't checked all of the organizations' websites, so there are likely others not listed. --Shruti14 talksign 01:22, 10 August 2008 (UTC)


Several girls in my Troop are earning these awards, so I can get pictures of the actual pins. Would a sparse set of images enhance or detract from this article? E.g., I can provide a Bat Or and a Menorah but not a Lehavah; a Family of God and I Live My Faith but not the Marian Medal (at least for a year or so); it may be quite a while before I find a Bahá'í emblem-wearer.... ➥the Epopt (talk) 20:43, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

We can probably find the images online. They will be non-free images, so we can't use them in a list. We can only use non-free images where there is significant related content. --—— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 21:27, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

GSUSA approval?[edit]

Does the GSUSA require approval at the National level or can local councils or even troops do approval?

For instance the Wiccan Hart and Crescent award is not listed on the PRAY website yet it is awarded to Girl Scouts and worn on their uniforms. It can also be awarded to Boy Scouts but the BSA doesn't recognize it and prohibits it from being worn on the uniform.--Erp (talk) 05:07, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure from the wording of the PRAY site whether GSUSA recognizes that religious emblems programs exist or whether it recognizes individual ones exist (i.e., does each one have to get recognized or is it left strictly up to the religion).--Erp (talk) 01:49, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

My Promise, My Faith[edit]

I'm not sure whether one should include info about the My Promise, My Faith pin in this article. It was introduced in 2011.--Erp (talk) 15:09, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Adult Recognition[edit]

The proper name for the Friends/Quaker Religious Recognition for the Adults is "Friends Emblem." You currently have it listed as just "Friends."

Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). I have been a member of Friends Committee on Scouting, that oversees the Friends/Quaker Awards and Recognition since April 2007, and am currently serving as the Clerk (or Chairperson) for the Committee, since March 2010.

Thanks. (talk) 00:47, 4 March 2015 (UTC)YiS, Luanne Hagee, Clerk Friends Committee on Scouting

Fixed. --Erp (talk) 18:34, 7 March 2015 (UTC)