Girl Scout birthday
Girl Scouting was founded on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low
in Savannah, GA. Juliette gathered 18 girls from her cousin’s school
and broke the conventions of the time—reaching across class, cultural,
and ethnic boundaries to ensure all girls, including those with
so-called disabilities, had a place to grow and develop their
- Celebrate Girl Scout birthday by collecting and assembling
birthday bags for shelters, hopitals, senior living facilities,
foster agencies, etc. Remember to always contact an organization to
verify that they will be able to accept the donation.
Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith
Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith gives girls an opportunity to attend
their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. Girls and
volunteers may perform a service, such as greeting, ushering, or doing
a flag ceremony. These days can also be a time when girls explore
Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith can be
celebrated with any faith partner, on a day that works best for the
faith partner and you. In general, the Christian holy day is Sunday,
the Muslim Jummah holy day is Friday, and the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat)
holy day extends from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday. 2021
celebration dates include:
- Girl Scout Sunday—Sunday, March 7, 2021
- Girl Scout
Jummah—Friday, March 12, 2021
- Girl Scout
Sabbath/Shabbat—Friday/Saturday, March 12–13, 2021
Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith Toolkit
This toolkit includes resources for councils to plan, promote, and
host an event and to share with troop leaders to host their own
event, especially leaders of faith-based troops.
toolkit includes virtual and in-person options.
Help share Girl Scouting through your faith with resources for
Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Girl Scouts.