Monday, October 27, 2014

New Religious Award Offered to Girl Scouts from P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth)!

Bible Basics RP3 is a new program offered by P.R.A.Y. that is for all ages of Girl Scouting.  The program is designed to help the girls GET INTO THE BIBLE by using RP3- Read (the Bible)  to Picture, Ponder, and Put into action (what they have read).  P.R.A.Y. is launching this series with three patches: The Good Book, Out of the Water, and Birds of the Air. The Good Book patch is considered the anchor patch and the first patch that should be earned. After that, the patches may be earned in any order. Patches are independent study units. Requirements are posted on the P.R.A.Y. website and may be downloaded at no cost. Ordering the patches is easy: patches are available through the P.R.A.Y. Online Store and may be ordered at any time. Each patch is designed to be a visual reminder of the Bible stories and can be used as a prompt for reviewing past lessons.

Bible Basics RP3 
is a series for all ages (school age and up). Each patch includes questions for younger children, older youth, and adults.  It is designed to be done in a family or group setting with all participants (including parents and leaders) earning the patch.

Girl Scouting encourages girls to grow in their faith.  Faith-based awards include both the My Promise, My Faith pin and Religious Recognitions. Requirements for the My Promise, My Faith pins can be found in each level of the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.  A girl can earn the pin each year!  The requirements for the Religious Recognitions can be found at P.R.A.Y’s website.  Each faith has their own pin and their own requirements based on their faith. 
The Religious Recognitions were created by the national faith groups for their members to grow stronger in faith.  Each religious organization/committee develops and administers its own program.
Step 1: Girls must obtain the specific booklet for their religion.
Step 2: Parents must review the program guidelines.
Step 3: Families should talk to their religious leaders and show them the booklet before beginning any program
Step 4: Girls need to complete the requirements, obtain the proper signatures and follow the instructions to order the recognition or pin.