Get ready to celebrate! The very first Girl Scout troop started on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, when founder Juliette Gordon Low registered the first 18 girl members. We recognize that monumental moment each year during Girl Scout Week, which begins Sunday, March 11.
Girl Scout Week is a time when members in your community, around the state and country, and even throughout the world unite to celebrate the sisterhood of Girl Scouting.
As a Girl Scout, you belong to an organization rich in tradition and united by a promise and a law. Together, we discover, connect, and take action to make the world a better place. Being a Girl Scout also means being a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. We invite you to show your courage, confidence, and character by participating in empowering activities throughout Girl Scout Week. Let your Girl Scout pride shine as you take the lead like a Girl Scout!
Here are just a few great ways your troop can celebrate!
Observe Girl Scout Sunday or Girl Scout Sabbath
Wear your uniform to your place of worship. Help with spiritual services or sponsor a special children's craft. Tell your congregation about your Girl Scout experiences. Earn your My Promise, My Faith Pin.
Throw a G.I.R.L.-themed birthday party, celebrating 106 years. Sing Happy Birthday. Get back to the basics by learning a new Girl Scout song or game, doing an old-fashioned skit, or hosting a troop meeting as it would have been 100 years ago.
Make history by creating a time capsule to be opened later. Do a good deed or Take Action Project that benefits your school, community, or the environment.
Make a Difference
Using the Girl Scout Promise and Law as a guide, identify an issue you care about and take a stand. Seek out an organization that needs help. Look for ways to make the world a better place and put together a plan.
Step outside your comfort zone. Write a letter to your Girl Scout self to be opened after you’ve earned your Gold Award or graduated from high school. Tell a someone about something you did in your Girl Scout troop. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about a topic you are passionate about or what Girl Scouts means to you.
Join with other area Girl Scout troops to host a special ceremony. Say thank you to your co-leaders and recognize them at the ceremony. Invite a friend to attend and join Girl Scouts. (Guess what? Add-a-Girl patches are still available for troops who recruit new members!)
All Week Long
Co-leaders, volunteers, and parents are invited to join in Girl Scout Week celebrations. Have fun! And, send photos of Girl Scout Week activities to Marketing for a chance to earn a patch (a limited number of patches are available).