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What is Girl Scout Week?

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Each March, Girl Scouts around the globe get together to celebrate what it means to be a Girl Scout. The Week kicks off with Girl Scout Sunday and ends with the Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday. In the middle? Girl Scouts’ Birthday, March 12!

While there’s no wrong way to celebrate Girl Scout Week, we plan a few special activities each year. Check in each day on our Facebook page to see what we have planned.

Wear your Girl Scout uniform!

Not sure how to celebrate? Wear your uniform to school and your place of worship. Take a picture and share it on social media letting people know why you love being a Girl Scout.

2019 Recommended Activities
March 10 – Sunday: Girl Scout Sunday

Wear your Girl Scout uniform to worship. Connect with a local place of worship and learn about how Girl Scouts can be represented on Girl Scout Sunday.

Host a Girl Scout Cookie Break after worship. Bring Girl Scout cookies (and possibly sell some too), share what goals you achieved with your cookie sale, and talk about the skills you have learned from the Girl Scout Cookie program.

Earn your My Promise, My Faith Award Work with your family and faith leaders to earn the pin to celebrate the connection between the Girl Scout Promise and Law and your faith.

March 11 – Monday: Go-Getter

A Go-Getter is bold, honest, and determined to succeed. Goal-oriented and ambitious, she’s also a life-long learner who believes no challenge is too difficult.

Set a goal to achieve a big objective. Is it completing a Journey, getting straight A’s, mastering a new routine, or scoring a goal? Create a plan to work hard to make it happen.

Learn a new skill. Celebrate your love of learning. Practice a skill that will help you explore something you’ve always wanted to try.

Create a motivational mantra. Go-Getters get back up and try again when they fall down. Create a mantra or saying to encourage yourself and others to be determined to succeed

March 12 – Tuesday: Girl Scout Birthday

March 12 is also 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.

Wear your Girl Scout uniform to school to celebrate your Girl Scout sisterhood. Today, over 3.2 million girls and adults are active Girl Scout members, and over 50 million women are Girl Scout alumnae. In honor of the Girl Scout Birthday, take a moment to recognize and celebrate all that Girl Scouts of the USA has done for local communities across the country!

Participate in the Wear It Share It Social Media Contest. You showed your Girl Scout spirit and wore your uniform to school, now have a parent or guardian share a photo with us on social media for a chance to win cool Girl Scout Week prizes. Photos must be shared between 8 am and 8 pm on this day and prizes will be distributed by random draw. For more info visit our Facebook page.

Throw a birthday party for Girl Scouts! Celebrate with birthday cake, party games, and more. Invite your sister Girl Scouts and friends who are not yet Girl Scouts. Ask all of your guests to bring a birthday gift to donate to a local charity.

March 13 – Wednesday: Innovator

Thinking outside the box is an Innovator’s specialty, so she’s always looking for a creative way to take action. She definitely knows how to get things done.

Solve a problem in a creative way. Whether it is a broken shoelace or a polluted beach, Girl Scouts find unique solutions. Find an imaginative solution to an every day or community problem.

Invent something new. Think outside the box and find a new way to do something. Share your idea with other Girl Scout sisters or your family.

Schedule a visit to the GSOH Make Zone. Here Girl Scouts of all ages can explore the world of STEM through hands-on experiences. Bring the whole troop for some group discovery or register through CORA for an individual event. For more information visit gsoh.org/makezone.

March 14 – Thursday: Risk-Taker

Courageous and strong, a Risk-Taker’s keen to try new things and to embrace the unfamiliar.  She’s ready to step up and break the mold if that’s what it takes.

Do something new. Girl Scouts explore the world around them. Do something that you’ve never done before. Be the first person you know to try something. Share your experience.

Eliminate “can’t” from your vocabulary. Think about the times you’ve said “I can’t (do something).” Try something that you thought you couldn’t do.

Accept the challenge. Grab your family and friends and join us for the Mad Mud Challenge and Daisy Dash May 4th and 5th. This popular mud run is the perfect way to embrace the unfamiliar and find your strength.

 

March 15 – Friday: Leader

A Leader is confident, responsible, and committed to changing the world for the better—and she ’s happiest when others join her in taking the lead!

Be a role model. Lead younger girls in celebrating Girl Scout Week and being G.I.R.L.s!

Lead a Take Action project. Make the world a better place when you Take Action to solve issues in your community in a sustainable way. Welcome your community to your Girl Scout Week celebrations or Take Action projects.

Organize a Booth Sale for Operation Salute. Operation Salute encourages community members to make a difference by purchasing Girl Scout cookies that are then donated to the military. Last year 57,321 packages of cookies were collected.

March 16 – Saturday: G.I.R.L. Agenda and Girl Scout Sabbath

Be a catalyst for change in your community—and the world. Champion your views, influence leadership, and advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda to make the world a better place. Every girl has a voice. Every girl’s voice is important.

Get inspired. Find a problem big or small in your community. Think of a way you and others can solve it and let your voice be heard.

Get prepared. Take a stand and be an advocate for an issue that is important to you. Share with others why you are so passionate about this cause.

Get mobilized. Unleash your inner leader and make the world a better place.

 

Throughout the week, share how your celebration is going with us on Facebook @GirlScoutsOH. Your photo could be featured on our page!

Girl Scouts’ Birthday

March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low registered the our first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.

Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath

Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout.

Want to learn more about Girl Scouts and faith? Visit girlscouts.org .