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Girl Scout Holidays

In our 100+ year history, Girl Scouts have developed traditions, ceremonies, and special days to celebrate Girl Scouting.

Girl Scout Leader's Day: April 22

Show special thanks by customizing one of five awesome eCards to celebrate your appreciation for your Girl Scout leaders! Create a personalized eCard for your favorite volunteer here!

Thank your volunteers!

Leader’s Day is the time to thank your troop leader for all the work she has done and for all the help she has given you.

It’s time to celebrate our volunteers!

National Volunteer Month: April
National Volunteer Week 2017: April 23-29
GS Leader’s Day: April 22

Thank you for creating a supportive environment that encourages successful futures for all girls!

Girl Scout Leader's Day is a day of appreciation for adult volunteers in Girl Scouting held on April 22 every year. Girl Scouts is an outstanding leadership organization for girls due to the exceptional effort put forward by our volunteers. Join us in celebrating all our wonderful adult volunteers during National Volunteer Month and as we give a special shout out to Girl Scout Leaders on Leader's Day.

Leader Day Celebrations
> Show them a little extra appreciation with shout-outs on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram during this very special week. Don’t forget to tag @girlscouts and use the hashtag #NVW17!

> 22 Ways To Say Thanks Idea Sheet
> “A Great Girl Scout Leader Lives Here” Flyer
> “A Great Girl Scout Leader Drives this Car” Flyer
> “A Great Girl Scout Leader Works Here” Flyer
> Kids Color-in Leader's Day Cards
> Leader's Day Letter-to-Editor

Would you like GSVSC to print these for your GS Service Unit?Contact our marketing team at printing@gsvsc.org or 540-777-5130 and please include the following info with your order. This is a free service to our Virginia Skyline Council’s Girl Scout communities.

> Name & GS Service Unit
> Date Needed By
> Mailing Address or Pickup at Council HQ or Skyline Shop (in Roanoke)
> Flyer/Postcards Wanted + Total Quantities

Skyline Star Leader Award
Receive recognition as a leader or co-leader for the great work you do for your Girl Scouts! The Skyline Star Leader Award recognizes a troop leader for completion of requirements for membership and leadership. The recipient will be listed in the council’s permanent files and will receive a lapel pin and attractive certificate signed by our council president as well as the CEO of Virginia Skyline. The Skyline Star Leader Award can be given at any time; there is no deadline for nominations. Urge your fellow leaders to complete an application with the necessary information today!

Gifts for your loveable leader @ the Girl Scout Shop
NEW Girl Scout Leader’s Day patches!
Leader Day Gift Ideas

Your TOP 10 Words of Appreciation
10. Thank you for changing the world for girls.
9. Your expertise, skills, time & love for our girls is appreciated.
8. Thanks for sharing your time, energy & love with our troop.
7. You’re a ‘she-ro!’
6. You had a wonderful impact.
5. You’re the heart of our troop.
4. Thanks from the heart.
3. We couldn’t have done it without you!
2. You’re the greatest!!
1. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Founder's Day/Juliette Low's Birthday: October 31

On Founder's Day, Girl Scouts across the country honor the birthday of our founder, Juliette Low. This day marks the birth of Girl Scouts of the USA’s founder Juliette Low in Savannah, Georgia, in 1860. Do as Juliette did and stand on your head to celebrate her birthday!

A Brief Biography of Juliette Low
The Golden Eaglet (old Girl Scout movie)
Girl Scout History Timeline
All About Juliette Low Quiz Fun
Girl Scout Founder’s Day Troop Ideas (GSVSC Pinterest Board)
Juliette Low Birthday Fun Patches (Girl Scout Shop)

Girl Scout Week & Girl Scouts' Birthday: March 12

On March 12, 1912, the first Girl Scout Troop meeting in the United States was held in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts celebrate this anniversary of the first troop meeting for an entire week. The week in which March 12 falls is recognized as Girl Scout Week. The beginning of the week starts Girl Scout Sunday and the last day ends with the Girl Scout Sabbath.

Girl Scout Birthday: March 12
The Girl Scout Birthday on March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. This year, 2017, represents our 105th birthday!

Girl Scout Sunday: March 12
Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat: March 18
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as Girl Scouts. 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.

Buy Girl Scout Week Patches
Girl Scout Week Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $1.50
Vintage Celebrate Girl Scout Week (worn on back of sash/vest): $0.99
Girl Scout Sunday Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $2.50
Girl Scout Sabbath Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $2.50
Girl Scout Shabbat Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $2.50
Girl Scout Birthday Patches, variety to pick from (worn on back of sash/vest): $0.99-$2.50

Girl Scout Sunday/Sabbath Materials
Girl Scout Sunday & Sabbath Service Ideas (includes various faith prayers)
Christian Faith Responsive Reading of the Girl Scout Law
Girl Scout Religious Recognitions Info Sheet
My Promise-My Faith Pins Info Sheet
Girl Scout Sunday Speech (girl example)

Girl Scout Sunday/Sabbath Bulletin Insert
2017 Girl Scout Insert

To order, contact our marketing team at printing@gsvsc.org
(ONLY FOR GS OF VIRGINIA SKYLINE MEMBERS)

Please include the following information with your order:
1. Name & Service Unit
2. Place of Worship
3. Date Needed By
4. Email PDF for own printing OR Mail to Address
5. Total Quantity
6. Council Info OR Your Personalizations

World Thinking Day: February 22

Thinking Day has become a day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world to think about one another. Each year on February 22, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. It is a special day in the Girl Scout year when we remember we are part of a worldwide movement through the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship, speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. 

The theme of World Thinking Day 2017 is “Grow.” In 2017, we would like to grow the World Thinking Day celebrations, and invite more girls and young women around the world to experience what it means to be part of the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Movement! The World Thinking Day Challenge for 2017 will be a journey of growth, supporting Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting groups as we introduce our Movement to new members.

World Thinking Day Awards & Activities
World Thinking Day 2017 Badge (WAGGGS)
World Thinking Day Fund (WAGGGS)
Penpals (WAGGGS)
Global Action Badge/Award (Girl Scouts of the USA)
World Thinking Day Badge (Girl Scouts of the USA)
World Thinking Day Ideas (on Pinterest)

Order Awards
World Thinking Day 2017 Badge (GSUSA)
2017 Global Action Badge (GSUSA)
World Thinking Day 2017 Badge (WAGGGS)