Girl Scout Week: March 10-16, 2013
Girl Scout Birthday
On March 12, 1912, the first Girl Scouts meeting was held in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate this year-round by demonstrating leadership and commitment in ways that have a real impact in their communities.
There are many ways you can commemorate the Girl Scout birthday!
- Complete a service project – Get out in your community and find a way to help others. Turn it into a Take Action project and map it for everyone to see!
- Throw a birthday party-themed troop meeting.
- Learn something about Juliette Gordon Low and the founding of Girl Scouts. Information is available in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting for each grade level.
- Check out the Birthday Week Activity Sheet- it’s full of ideas to do every day of Girl Scout Week.
There is more to Girl Scout Week than the Girl Scout birthday. Girl Scout Week includes three significant days:
- March 10 is Girl Scout Sunday
- March 12 is the 101st birthday of the first meeting of Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia
- March 16 is Girl Scout Sabbath
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath
Some religions observe Girl Scout Sunday on the Sunday beginning Girl Scout Week, while other religions observe the Girl Scout Sabbath on the Friday or Saturday ending Girl Scout Week. This arrangement allows our membership of diverse faiths to celebrate on their chosen day of worship.
These special days give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. If a place of worship is the group sponsor, girls may perform a service, such as greeting, ushering or doing a flag ceremony. These days can also be a time when girls explore other faiths and earn their My Promise My Faith Award.
There are many way to commemorate Girl Scout Week, but whatever you do, be sure to celebrate!