Girl Scout Week
We're 103 Years Young!
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.
It's also a great time to be of service to your family, your community, and your world through service projects and activities.
Here are some ideas for how to celebrate all week (thanks to Girl Scouts Western Ohio):
- Create a “Birthday Party in a Bag” and present it to a local shelter.
- Contact the Activity Director at a local senior citizen home and offer to plan and put on the March birthday party for residents.
- Plant a tree or beautify an area in honor of Girl Scout Birthday Week.
- Serve at your place of worship: be the greeter, usher or do a flag ceremony.
- Do something nice for someone else. Pass out smiley face stickers. Grab a trash bag and clean up the environment around your home or troop meeting site. A great excuse to get outside and enjoy the non-below zero temperatures!
- Make or do 103 somethings! This year marks Girl Scouts’ 103rd birthday- why not blow out 103 candles (maybe not all at once though- fire hazard!) or recruit friends and family to send 103 “thank you for your service” cards to soldiers overseas?
- Check out our Pinterest board for even more ideas!
Girl Scout Birthday - March 12
The Girl Scout Birthday on March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. This year, 2015, represents our 103rd birthday!
Don’t forget to show your pride on March 12 by wearing your Girl Scout uniforms or pins.
Girl Scout Sunday - March 8
Girl Scout Sabbath - March 14
These important 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.
This is also a great opportunity for girls to do a cookies and milk snack after services. Girls can bring Girl Scout cookies as a snack (and possible sell some too), share what goals they achieved with their cookie sale and what skills they have learned from the cookie sale program.
Girl Scout Sunday/Sabbath Downloads
Please feel free to customize these PDFs to use in your place of worship on Girl Scout Sunday/Sabbath. You can also copy the text to be used inside a bulletin if necessary.
Remember, this also a great time to talk to potential volunteers about the benefits of Girl Scouting!
Questions? Comments? Contact us!
- GS Sunday/Sabbath 1/2-Page Vertical Bulletin Insert (2.38 MB)
This is a customizable PDF.
- Girl Scout Sunday/Sabbath 1/3-Page Bulletin Insert (766.76 KB)
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- Girl Scout Sunday 1/4 Page Bulletin Insert (842.17 KB)
This is a customizable PDF.