March 11-17, 2012: Girl Scout Week
Sunday, March 11, 2012: Girl Scout Sunday
Monday, March 12, 2012: Girl Scout Birthday
Saturday, March 17, 2012: Girl Scout Sabbath
Girl Scout Birthday: March 12, commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. During the week of March 12, Girl Scouts participate in special activities and events. Troops frequently conduct flag ceremonies, setup historical Girl Scouting displays and/or demonstrate what Girl Scouts are doing today. Some troops have Girl Scout birthday parties. Many conduct community service projects in honor of the birthday.
Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12.
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to attend their places of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. Troops can pass out information on Girl Scouting during services in the form of specialized Girl Scout bulletins or inserts. 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.
GS Week PR Order Form (inserts/covers): PDF version/MS Word document
GS Sunday Bulletin Cover: PDF version
GS Sunday Bulletin Insert: PDF version
GS Bulletin Paragraph & Speech: PDF version/MS Word document
GS Week/Day Proclamation 2012: PDF version/MS Word document
GS Week/Anniversary News Release: MS Word document
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