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 newly revised 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 connect to Girl Scouting. The Unitarian Universalist Religion in Life for Girl Scouts program was developed and published by our own faith development staff.
Religion in Life for Boy Scouts was recently updated by UUA faith develpment staff and is available online. Love and Help for Cub Scouts continues to be available for purchase at inSpirit: UU Book and Gift Shop. We expect to publish a new print edition of Love and Help in the fall.
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.