On March 12, 1912, 18 girls first met as Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate by demonstrating leadership and commitment in ways that have a real impact in their communities. You can celebrate by throwing a party or by doing something that Juliette Gordon Low loved to do – like making the world better for girls!
Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March. It starts with Girl Scout Sunday and ends with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12th. This year we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts when we commemorate the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. This year it is March 10-16, 2013
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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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
- Groups or troops can each request a tree from GSKH for planting in their community (See Trees for Troops below)
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.
Ask your church to use this insert on Girl Scout Sunday. Stamp/label the back with your troops contact information or use as is. > GSKH_Sunday Insert
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.
Trees for Troops!
Attention all Girl Scouts and supporters: Help us celebrate Girl Scout Week by planting trees.
As part of Girl Scout Week GSKH and National Wildlife Federation have partnered to provide trees for troops and Service Units to plant in and around their communities. Please fill out the Trees for Girl Scout Week application to request trees.The application is due by February 25, 2013, and trees can be picked up at your local GSKH office.
National Wildlife Federation’s Trees for Wildlife program is dedicated to educating youth about trees and their importance to our environment and inspiring environmental stewardship in communities to plant and care for trees within their community.
Click here for application>Tree Application
Be sure to take pictures of your efforts and submit to the GSKH Share Page here. Thanks for helping us celebrate!
Disney On Ice – A special invitation for Kansas Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts continue to receive the best discount with $13 tickets!
March 15 & 17, 2013 at INTRUST Bank Arena
All Girl Scouts receive a specially designed patch (example above) and it is FREE with the purchase of your discounted Girl Scout ticket with the on-line order form. Also, Friday’s performance includes a post-show scout clinic for all in attendance.