Monday, March 10, 2014

How to celebrate Girl Scout Week

It's Girl Scout Week! Every March we celebrate the founding of Girl Scouts on March 12 but why limit the fun to just one day? March 9-15 is a week-long opportunity for you to celebrate being a Girl Scout and all that means to you.

Our Girl Scouts sisters at North Carolina Coastal Pines put together this fun and simple list of easy ways to celebrate, and we hope you'll use one or two this week to show off your Girl Scout pride.

Monday, March 10  Girl Scout Promise
Take a moment today to recite the words that have united our movement from its inception – The Girl Scout Promise. Come together with your troop, parent, Girl Scout volunteer or even just a friend and discuss how you live the Promise everyday.

Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Tuesday, March 11  – Share Your Favorite Girl Scout Memory
One of the best parts of being a Girl Scout is creating memories that last a lifetime. Whether it’s a silly story about your troop, an achievement such as your Gold Award or how you impacted your local community through a service project – we want to hear about it!

Share your stories, photos, and more on our Facebook Page or mention us on Twitter (@GirlScoutsGSSJC) on Tuesday, March 11th. Inspire your fellow Girl Scouts with all the wonderful things you've accomplished.

Wednesday, March 12 – Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!
The first Girl Scout troop meeting was held on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Ga. by our founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Today we celebrate 102 years strong! Below are some fun ideas to help you celebrate – and don’t forget to share your pictures with us by emailing them to for The Golden Link scrapbook!

3 Ways to Celebrate the Girl Scout Birthday:

  1. Bake delicious Thin Mint cupcakes and decorate with your girl or troop.
  2. Take the time to make Girl Scout friendship bracelets to trade with each other or give to a Girl Scout volunteer.
  3. Complete a service project such as donating canned goods or picking up trash at your local park.

Thursday, March 13 – Letters to Our Military Troops

Giving back and supporting our military troops has always been a part of the Girl Scout way. GSNCCP has a strong letter writing campaign they do annually, encouraging girls to write letters, stories and create artwork to be mailed to military members as part of their "Operation Cookie Drop."

You can do the same here in GSSJC. Contact a local military support organization in your community and ask what their guidelines are for submitting letters, cards and more to be sent with their care packages. Then take some time to write a letter or make cards with your troop.

Friday, March 14 – Wear Your Uniform

It’s time to truly get in the Girl Scout spirit swing of things! Wear your uniform or Girl Scout clothing on Friday to let people know you are a Girl Scout! Whether you are showing of all your badges on your sash/vest or wearing your favorite Girl Scout T-shirt, let people know you are part of an amazing organization that supports and shapes girl leaders of today and tomorrow.

We can't wait to see how you celebrate!