Girl Scouts celebrate Girl Scout Week every year. It is a week to embrace and celebrate spiritual connections, give service to our communities, learn how to incorporate healthy living, and learn how girls can make a difference in the global community. This year it is March 9-15, 2014.
Did you know that Girl Scouts used to establish seven days of service during Girl Scout week? Here are some ideas to celebrate Girl Scout Week this year.
SUNDAY – March 9: Girl Scout Sunday
>Spend the day embracing and celebrating your spiritual connections.
- Take part in a religious service (see Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath below) ; wear your Girl Scout uniform
- Earn the My Promise, My Faith award
- Say or sing grace at a meal
MONDAY – March 10: Service to Family
>Spend the day giving back to the people in your family or your home.
- Help do chores around your house
- Be extra nice to your siblings. Do a good deed for them
- Earn the Legacy Cook badge for your age level, and prepare something for your family
TUESDAY – March 11: Service to Community
>Spend the day giving back to your school, church, or any agency that helps our community.
- Take part in a flag ceremony
- Earn the Community Service Bar
- Do a service or take action project in your community
WEDNESDAY – March 12: Health and Safety Day
>Spend the day learning how to incorporate healthy living, exercise, stress relief, nutrition, and FUN into your everyday life.)
- Do at least 20 minutes of exercise
- Earn the Safety Award or the Legacy First Aid badge for your age level
- Eat only healthy snacks today
THURSDAY – March 13: International Friendship Day
>Spend the day learning how you can make a difference in your global community.
- Learn about a country you would like to visit and cook and prepare something from that country
- Learn what WAGGGS stands for (see www.wagggsworld.org)
- Earn the Global Action Award
FRIDAY – March 14: Arts and Culture Day
>Spend the day learning how to you can support the arts in your local community.
- Make a scrapbook of your family
- Make a craft from recycled materials
- Earn the Legacy Artist badge for your age level
SATURDAY – March 15: Service to the Planet
>Spend the day learning how you can make a difference in our community through conservation and ecology.
- Take a scavenger hike. Play games outside with your troop or family
- Earn the Legacy Naturalist or Outdoors badge for your age level
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath
These special days give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. If a place of worship is the group sponsor, girls may perform a service, such as greeting, ushering or doing a flag ceremony. These days can also be a time when girls explore other faiths and earn their My Promise My Faith Award.
GS Sunday Insert-2014- Ask your church to use this insert on Girl Scout Sunday. Stamp/label the back with your troops contact information or use as is.
Proud to be a Girl Scout
Our Girl Scout Birthday is around the corner, how will you show your Girl Scout pride? March 12, 2013 has been designated as Wear Your Uniform to School or Work (Proud Girl Scout) Day. Girl and adult Girl Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to let your peers see how proud you are to be a Girl Scout. And of course, patches are available (see image); contact your local regional office for information.
Be sure to take pictures of your efforts and submit to the GSKH Share Page here. Thanks for helping us celebrate!