Girl Scout Week kicks off this year on Sunday, March 12, which is Girl Scout Sunday and also the Girl Scouts' 105th birthday! On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low registered the first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.
So, what does Girl Scout Week mean? It means that while Girl Scouts across the country celebrate 105 years of community service, we remain committed to making the world a better place. Serving as a Girl Scout today means being part of a worldwide organization that encourages girls to take the lead, unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader), connect with others, and take action to make a difference. Demonstrate your courage, confidence and character, and wear your Girl Scout uniform or apparel throughout the week to show your pride!
Girl Scout Birthday Party!
To celebrate 105 years of Girl Scouting, each of our Girl Scout Shops will be hosting a Girl Scout Birthday Party from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 13! Girls who come to the birthday party can earn a free birthday patch and balloon to take home! Shoppers can also enjoy 12 percent off their total purchases on Friday, March 10 and on Monday, March 13. Proud Scout Patches will be available to purchase in all of our Girl Scout Shops.
Council-wide service project
During Girl Scout Week, Girl Scouts of all ages can celebrate by demonstrating leadership and commitment in ways that have real impact on their communities. We're inviting Girl Scouts across Kansas to participate in a council-wide service project called "Sock It To 'Em," which is a sock drive for homeless shelters, children's homes, foster care agencies, nursing homes, or any agency in your community that could use socks. Contact an agency in your community to see if they can benefit, and if they could use socks with inspirational messages written on them by Girl Scouts! Another idea would be to write an inspirational message on a piece of paper to wrap around the sock before distributing them.
Girl Scout Sunday ideas
- Pass out Girl Scout bulletin inserts
- Help with spiritual services
- Sponsor a special children's craft
- Have a Girl Scout or volunteer share their experience with congregation
- Earn the My Promise, My Faith award
For more Girl Scout Week ideas, check out the Girl Scouts blog.