Green Hill Presbyterian Church

Girl Scout Week 2017 Begins Today!

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts’ Birthday, March 12.

This is a great time to reflect on what it means to be a Girl Scout and all of the amazing things Girl Scouts do to make the world a better place. In celebration of this Girl Scout tradition, check out some of the awesome activities we’ve listed below to make your Girl Scout week special!

Troops or individual Girl Scouts and their families can decide how they’d like to celebrate Girl Scout week. Here are some suggestions:

Sunday, March 12: Girl Scout Birthday

This year, Girl Scout week kicks off with the Girl Scout Birthday! On this day in 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Low believed that all girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. She organized service projects, outdoor adventures, and enrichment programs to get girls out of the house and into the community.

Sunday, March 12: Girl Scout Sunday
Saturday, March 18: Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat

Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as Girl Scouts. If a place of worship is the troop sponsor, girls may perform a service, such as a greeting, ushering, or doing a flag ceremony. These days can also be a time when girls explore other faiths!

Monday, March 13: Service to Family and Friends

Tuesday, March 14: Service to the Community

Wednesday, March 15: Service to the Environment

Thursday, March 16: Outdoors Day

Friday, March 17: Girl Scouting Around the World