Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Celebrate Girl Scouts' 104th Birthday

This Saturday, March 12 is Girl Scouting's 104th birthday - celebrate by hosting a birthday ceremony! 

Have girls circle round and take hands before they repeat the following as you light the candles of the Girl Scout birthday cake (Ending variation written by Alice Wagner of the Rockford Michigan Girl Scouts):

G is for the Gracious way we all proclaim our birth

I points up the Ideas shared and those we¹d like unearthed

R is for Respect we have for every race and creed

L is for our Loyalty to promises we heed

S is for Sincerity of deed and word and mind

C is for the Countless ways in which these are combined

O is Obligation that we owe to fellow man

U means that it¹s You who must be first to lend a hand

T is for the Teamwork which has evidenced our growth

I is for Integrity which backs the Girl Scout oath

N is for the Noble way we remember days of old

G is for the Grateful thanks for efforts toward our goal

It all began with a spark of light,

And Juliette led the way.

Today her ideas are glowing bright,

It¹s Girl Scouts (# of years scouting has been around) Birthday!