Gearing Up for Girl Scout Week!

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Girl Scout Week – March 6-12

Are you ready to celebrate Girl Scouting this Girl Scout Week? Share these great ideas with the families in your troop about how they can celebrate! Need a printable copy? Download one here

What is Girl Scout Week?

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts’ Birthday, March 12. The Girl Scout Birthday commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. This year we’re celebrating our 104th birthday!

What Does Each Day Stand For?

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Each day during Girl Scout week represents a different opportunity for Girl Scouts to interact with their communities.

March 6 – Girl Scout Sunday

Girl Scout Sunday gives girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. You can work with your church to see if Girl Scouts may perform a service, such as greeting, ushering, or doing a flag ceremony. We also offer Girl Scout Week Bulletin Inserts if you’d like to tell your religious organization more about Girl Scouts and faith — email us at info@gsiowa.org if you’d like a copy!

March 7 – Service to Family Monday

Girls are encouraged to give back to those in their family or in their home. Girls could take care of some pesky chores without being asked, or make dinner for their family (with supervision from a grown up).

March 8 – Service to Community Tuesday

This is the perfect day to work on a spring service project with your troop, or encourage girls to volunteer to help a community organization on their own!

March 9 – Health and Safety Wednesday

This is a great opportunity for girls to learn how to incorporate healthy living, exercise, stress relief, nutrition and FUN into their everyday life. Girls could try bringing a healthy snack to school, or take a nice long walk with the family dog!

March 10 – International Friendship Thursday

Encourage girls to learn more about cultures from around the world. Girls can find an international pen pal, or check out an educational documentary on another culture!

March 11 – Arts and Culture Friday

It’s the perfect time for girls to learn about how they can support the arts in your local community. Encourage girls to check out a local museum, or support performing artists by going to a concert or play!

March 12 – Service to the Planet Saturday and the Girl Scout Birthday!

What better way to celebrate Girl Scouts’ 104th birthday than making a difference in your community through conservation and ecology? Girls could contact your local parks department to see if they need any volunteer help, or plant a brand new tree to improve the environment in your neighborhood!

Girl Scout Week Patches

If your troop or service unit wants to do some fun activities or projects to celebrate, don’t forget to get your Girl Scout Week patches. You can order patches from our online store, stop by one of the council shops, or email us at info@gsiowa.org to order the Girl Scout Week fun patches of your choice!

Share Your Story

We’d love to hear about the amazing things Girl Scouts are doing to celebrate Girl Scout Week. Share your story with us!

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