Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hampton Girl Scout Earns Religious Recognition

In Girl Scouts, girls are guided by the Girl Scout Promise and Law, pledges that include many values and principles that are common to most faiths. While a secular organization, Girl Scouts has always encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys through their faiths’ religious recognitions. One way that many Girl Scouts explore their faiths, including Girl Scout Cadette Madison from Hampton, is by participating in a religious recognition program through Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.).

Madison recently earned P.R.A.Y.’s God and Church recognition through a program at First United Methodist Church of Fox Hill. This recognition is designed to help youth strengthen their relationship with their church and challenges them to participate in the worship and ministry of the church. To earn the recognition, Madison participated in a three-part journey that included learning more about Jesus, worshipping God and ministering for Christ. She also learned about the structure of First United Methodist Church of Fox Hill to better understand the mission of the church.

Madison has a been a Girl Scout for six years, and previously earned the God and Family religious recognition as a Girl Scout Junior.

P.R.A.Y. is a nonprofit organization focused on connecting youth with their faiths through the adult ministry at their church and through youth-serving organizations, such as Girl Scouts. For more information about joining Girl Scouts or earning a religious recognition through Girl Scouts, visit