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.
- We're 105 years old today! Host your own Girl Scout Birthday Party to celebrate.
- Think about what Girl Scouts means to you and write a letter rededicating yourself to Girl Scouts.
- Learn the Girl Scout Law and recite it to your family.
- Spend time working on a Girl Scout badge or Journey today.
- Share the Girl Scout love and invite a new friend to join your Girl Scout troop!
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!
- Wear your Girl Scout uniform and take part in a service at your place of worship.
- Earn the My Promise, My Faith award.
- Learn about a faith tradition that you are not familiar with.
- Volunteer to assist with teaching or watching the younger children in your place of worship.
- Volunteer to lead a prayer or song in your place of worship.
- Find a quiet, peaceful place to think about all of the things you are grateful for.
- Visit gssn.org/faith to learn more about you can connect Girl Scouting and your faith tradition.
Monday, March 13: Service to Family and Friends
- Help your family today by doing a chore that helps take care of your home.
- Do you have a brother or sister? Do something nice for your siblings today!
- Do you have a pet? Be extra nice to your pet today (take your dog for a walk, play a game with your pet).
- Make a special gift for a friend.
- Write a note or letter to a friend to let her know you appreciate her or to share with her all of the wonderful traits you admire in her.
Tuesday, March 14: Service to the Community
- How can you improve your neighborhood or community? Create your own small service project.
- Think about people in your neighborhood or community that might not have homes. How can you help people who are experiencing homelessness? Consider serving food or donating clothes and hygiene products to a local shelter.
- Give back to your troop's meeting location with a clean-up or beautification project.
- Volunteer at a local family shelter.
- Organize a food drive or collect nonperishable food items from friends and family members to donate to the local food bank.
- Volunteer to read books or play games with children at a local library or community center.
Wednesday, March 15: Service to the Environment
- Clean up a local park or outdoor area.
- Start an educational campaign to teach community members about what items can be recycled in your local recycling facilities.
- Research energy saving tips and educate your friends and family about ways to conserve energy.
- Beautify an area of your home or community by planting a small garden.
- Go on a nature hike and pick up trash along the trail.
Thursday, March 16: Outdoors Day
- Get outside today! Play games, go geocaching, go on a hike, or have another outdoor adventure for at least 30 minutes.
- Participate in Camp Wasiu II’s Get Outdoors challenge! Plan a visit to your favorite outdoor spot with your family or friends during Girl Scout Week and get a photo of you holding your Summer 2017 Camp Guide. Submit your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18 to be entered to win a Camp Wasiu II swag pack. Don’t forget to share your photo on Facebook using the hashtag #GetOutdoors.
- Look at all the awesome summer camp programs and pick your favorite.
Friday, March 17: Girl Scouting Around the World
- Did you know that you have Girl Scout sisters in 146 countries around the world? Check out the Girl Scout Global Action award!
- Learn about the 5 Girl Scout World Centers and locate each center on a map.
- Try to find a Girl Scout pen pal from another country.