Pillars of Faith - Servcie to God
About The Emblem:
The purpose of this program is to provide a special recognition to those Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls who have earned all four of the Catholic Religious Awards (for girls.) For every 100 girls who join Scouting, very few earn the Gold Award or Stars & Stripes. Even fewer Scouts earn a Religious Award, so to earn all four Catholic Religious Awards is a monumental feat. The Pillars of Faith - Service to God pin recognizes these Scouts.
The name and design of the award represent the fact that the four Religious Awards are like pillars, supporting the Scout's development in and appreciation of her Catholic faith. The Religious Awards are the pillars, not the roof, for none of us are ever done growing in our faith. The design also includes the Church, Bible, and cross, other essential elements in faith.
The Scout must have completed: Family of God, I Live My Faith, Mary, the First Disciple (Marian Medal) and Spirit Alive (or St. Agnes).
Scouts who have earned all four Religious Emblems in previous years are eligible to receive the Pillars of Faith pin.
This recognition is the highest religious recognition that a Scout can achieve while she is on the Scouting Trail. The Pillars of Faith pin will be presented at the Annual Scout Convocation in February.
Wearing the Pillars of Faith Pin:
The recipient can wear the pin on the Scout uniform as an alternate award. Additionally, once the recipient becomes an adult, she can wear the pin on her adult Scout uniform or as a lapel pin. The Pillars of Faith pin can become a pin that the recipient wears proudly at both Scouting and other events.