GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY
This Sunday is Girl Scout Sunday, which is observed during Girl Scout Week, an event recognizing the founding of the Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912. We would like to honor and thank the Girl Scouts in our area for their courage, confidence, and character in working to make the world a better place. Thank you to all the adult volunteers who give of their time and talents to support our local Girl Scout troops.
GIRL SCOUT UNIFORMS AND AWARDS
As you meet our Girl Scouts on Sunday, please take a moment to look at their uniforms. Each girl’s vest tells the story of her Girl Scout adventure. The number of stars on her right shoulder show how many years she has been a Girl Scout. Some of our older girls in tan vests have a lot of stars!
The badges and awards a Girl Scout has earned go on the front of her vest, and fun patches from events she has attended go on the back. If you see a badge or patch you think is interesting, please ask the girl about it. Girl Scouts love to tell people about the things they have done and what they have learned.
If a Girl Scout has a Bronze, Silver, or Gold pin on her left shoulder, that means she has earned one, or more, of the three “Highest Awards” in Girl Scouting. Girls who earn any of these three awards have displayed impressive leadership skills by taking on projects that benefit their community. Be sure to ask these Girl Scouts how they earned these this special recognition.
GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD
The highest award a Girl Scout can earn is the Girl Scout Gold Award. The Gold Award is earned by fewer than 6% of eligible Girl Scouts annually. The Gold Award was first introduced in 1916 when it was known as the Golden Eaglet. A young woman who has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award has worked hard for this recognition. Her accomplishments reflect outstanding leadership and citizenship skills. She can apply for special scholarships and can enter the U.S. Armed Forces one rank higher than her peers.