Rainbow is a non-profit, service-oriented organization that teaches girls three basic virtues: Faith in a Supreme Being and other people, having Hope in all that they do, and Charity toward others. The seven colors of the Rainbow are used to represent seven teachings that each member receives on her journey toward the pot of gold.
Red: Love - In all its forms.
Orange: Religion - Though Rainbow is not a religious organization.
Yellow: Nature - Its importance in daily life.
Green: Immortality – An understanding of death as part of life.
Blue: Fidelity - An emphasis on being honest and reliable.
Indigo: Patriotism - Encouraging citizenship.
Violet: Service - The lesson that ties all others together.
Rainbow is open to girls between the ages of 11 and 20, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin. You do not have to be Christian to be a member. You can be assured that the values promoted by Rainbow are strong and basic to many religions. The teachings found in the Rainbow ceremonies are based on Christian scripture, and often quote the sayings of Jesus. However, you do not have to be a Christian to be a Rainbow member. Girls of all faiths are welcome to be members of the organization, if they have a belief in a Supreme Being. No “recruiting” for any Christian organization is included in Rainbow; the teachings reflect morals and values common to many religions.
Through service projects, members learn first hand the joy that comes from helping others. Rainbow teaches its members to be charitable at all times. Many Jurisdictions support a different charity every year. Some charities include: Scottish Rite Hospitals, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.
On the local Assembly level, girls plan and follow through with service projects on an ongoing basis. Members enjoy activities like Christmas caroling at nursing homes, or visiting hospitals and providing a warm smile or touch of the hand. Many members, after their experiences as a Rainbow Girl, continue serving their community, church and home for life.