Sunday, March 12, 2017

Girl Scout Week - Day 1: Girl Scout Birthday and Girl Scout Sunday!

Girl Scout Week is here! Girl Scouting was founded on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, GA. In Girl Scouting, we set this week aside, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, to celebrate our history and spiritual beliefs.

This year, we're encouraging girls and volunteers to take part in activities that show the world what it means to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. These are the traits that define girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Not only is today the first day of Girl Scout Week, but it also happens to be the Girl Scouts' 105th birthday! Here are some ways to celebrate:  

  • Bake a cake to celebrate the Girl Scouts’ 105th Birthday!
  • Wear your Girl Scout uniform today. 
  • Make a SWAP or craft about Juliette Gordon Low or other parts of Girl Scout history. Check Pinterest for ideas. 
  • Attend your place of worship and offer a greeting or perform a flag ceremony.
  • Think of three ways you can serve God or your country. Do one of them this week.
And if you're attending your place of worship on Girl Scout Sunday or Girl Scout Sabbath, download and print these Girl Scout Sunday handouts and bulletin inserts to help spread the word about Girl Scouting and faith.

Help us keep the momentum going all week long! Download the calendar below for fun ways to show the world what it means to be a G.I.R.L. And be sure to share pics of all the fun you're having by posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #GSWeekWPA!