Religious Recognition Awards for Unitarian Universalist Scouts
Both Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) encourage their members to earn a religious recognition. Religious recognitions are developed by the religious organization.
Religion in Life for Girl Scouts, our online resource, includes a program for younger girls and a program for older girls. Girl Scouts and Faith on the GSUSA website explains how religious recognition programs fit into Girl Scouting. The online Religion in Life for Girl Scouts program was developed and published by UUA Faith Development Office (FDO) staff.
Religion in Life for Boy Scouts was recently updated by the UUA Faith Development Office and is available at no charge online. For Cub Scouts, the UUA will soon publish a new print edition of Love and Help. Expected availability is early 2017. Please check this page or the website of inSpirit, the UUA Book and Gift shop, to order the new edition of Love and Help.
UUA and Boy Scouts of America
On March 24, 2016, the Boy Souts of America and the Unitarian Universalist Association signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding to provide guidance to UU congregations who wish to sponsor Boy Scout troops. This move towards re-establishing organizational ties is due to the BSA’s recent policy changes making scouting more inclusive to gay scouts and gay scout leaders. Read the full announcement.
If you want to know more about the Boy Scouts and the UUA, visit Frequently Asked Questions.