Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Troop Program Ideas: Girl Scout Birthday Ceremony

Happy Troop Tuesday! Need a few quick activities for your next troop meeting? Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council's Troop Program Ideas, published in the months between the Golden Link, gives Daisy, Brownie and Junior troop leaders fun ideas for games, songs, crafts, snacks and ceremonies to use throughout the year.

Girl Scouts' birthday, March 12, recognizes the day in 1912 when Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low, officially registered the organization's first 18 members in Savannah, Georgia.

Girl Scout Birthday Ceremony 
(Courtesy of Rockford Michigan Girl Scouts)

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Steps: Gather your troop around the Birthday Cake and have your girls read as you light the candles of the GS birthday cake.

What you’ll need: Cake (1), Candles (9),

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
Image result for girl scout birthdayO is Obligation that we owe to fellow man
U means that it’s 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,
It’s Girl Scouts 105th Birthday!

For more Troop Program Ideas read the latest issue of the Golden Link or visit us at www.gssjc.org and go to the My Council publications webpage.