Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and it always includes the 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!
Each day of the Girl Scout Week represents something different. Here is what they stand for and a few ideas on how Girl Scouts can celebrate.
- Girl Scout Sunday: Take part in a religious service and wear your Girl Scout uniform. Consider earning your My Promise, My Faith pin. Explore a faith different from your own.
- Service to Family Monday: Give back to the people in your family or your home.
- Service to Community Tuesday: Give back to your school, church or any organization that helps our community.
- Health and Safety Wednesday: Learn how to incorporate healthy living, exercise, stress relief, nutrition and FUN into your everyday life.
- International Friendship Day Thursday and GIRL SCOUTS BIRTHDAY: Find an international pen pal. Learn how you can make a difference in your global community. Wear your uniform to school!
- Arts and Culture Friday: Go to a play, museum or concert. Learn how to you can support the arts in your local community.
- Service to the Planet Saturday: Learn how you can make a difference in your community through conservation and ecology.