Girl Scout Week: March 6-12
Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat on Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12.
2016 Girl Scout Week Proclamation (MS Word doc)
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, 2016, represents our 104th birthday!
Girl Scout Sunday: March 6
Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat: March 12
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 Your Girl Scout Week Patches (via online shop)
Girl Scout Week Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $1.75
Vintage Celebrate Girl Scout Week (worn on back of sash/vest): $1.50
Girl Scout Sunday Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $1.75
Girl Scout Sabbath Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $1.75
Girl Scout Shabbat Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $1.75
Girl Scout Birthday Patches, variety to pick from (worn on back of sash/vest): $1.25-$2.00
Host a Milk & Cookie Reception to Celebrate Girl Scouts!
After worship service, your troop could host a Girl Scouts Milk & Cookies reception to celebrate Girl Scout Week. Troops donate GS cookies & milk for the reception, and can sell cookies too. Make sure your table also has literature talking about joining or volunteering with Girl Scouts. You can order these materials free via our website. Contact your local church to set the date today.
WIN a Girl Scout tablecloth for your milk and cookies reception!
The 1st troop in each GS community (service unit) to secure a location for a Milk & Cookies reception will win a Girl Scout tablecloth. Contact your GSVSC Membership Manager to confirm reception location and see if you’ve won! 36 GS communities = 36 GS tablecloths = 36 winners!
NW Region: Elisabeth Buckley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-910-0240
NE Region: Deirdre Kellner, email@example.com, 434-382-8013
SW Region: Amanda Baumgardner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-777-5120
SE Region: Stephanie Micklem, email@example.com, 434-382-8055
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
GSUSA Facts Sheet
Girl Scout Sunday Speech by Mary Katherine Talbott (girl example)
Girl Scout Sunday/Sabbath Bulletin Insert
2016 Girl Scout Insert
(half-sheet printed on rose pink vellum paper)
To order, contact our marketing team at firstname.lastname@example.org
(ONLY FOR GS OF VIRGINIA SKYLINE MEMBERS)
Please include the following information with your order:
+ Name & Service Unit/GS Community
+ Place of Worship
+ Date Needed By
+ Email PDF for own printing OR Mail to Address
+ Total Quantity
+ Council Info OR Your Personalizations