by Marketing Specialist – Asia Hebert
Girl Scout Week is almost here and this year we are celebrating 105 years of the Girl Scout organization! The celebration starts on Sunday, March 12 and ends Saturday, March 18. Girl Scout Week is an honored tradition that we celebrate every year. This year the week actually begins on the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12. Our organization’s birthday commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. Among celebrating Girl Scout’s birthday, Girl Scout Week also includes Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath which give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout.
This year we want to incorporate G.I.R.L. into Girl Scout week! Take this week to really get out there and show off your go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leadership skills. Here are some ideas on what you and your troop can do to celebrate:
Sunday, March 12 – Girl Scout Sunday: Attend a religious service and wear your Girl Scout uniform proudly. After you’ve attended service, get together with your troop and have a Girl Scout Birthday party!
Monday, March 13: Channel your inner go-getter. Take the initiate to start a project, express interest in a club or student government, or move forward with task you’ve been holding back on doing.
Tuesday, March 14: Be an innovator and think of a new way of doing things. Come up with a more efficient way doing your school work, use your creative side and design something, or create a plan of action to get a project done.
Wednesday, March 15: Do something you’ve never done before and be a risk-taker. Audition for the school play, learn a new outdoor skill, or introduce yourself to a new friend.
Thursday, March 16: Step up as a leader. Lead the way in a group project, speak out against bullying, or show the ropes to a new person at school.
Friday, March 17: Plan a Take Action project that focuses on something that would improve your community. Research and observe what the needs are of your community and design a project that will solve that issue.
Saturday, March 18 – Girl Scout Sabbath: Work on the My Promise, My Faith pin with your troop! My Promise, My Faith allows girls to experience a faith journey through exploration of the Girl Scout Law and teachings from their faith.
What does your troop have planned for Girl Scout Week? Let us know by emailing email@example.com with your photos and stories!