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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!

It’s time to celebrate our 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.

National Volunteer Month: April
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. 

> 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 or 540-777-5100 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 (online Girl Scout store)

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. 

What Do We Do on World Thinking Day?

  • Be inspired by the history and impact of our global Movement.
  • Connect with the worldwide sisterhood of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting.
  • Take action and speak out on issues we most care about.
  • Make a difference by fundraising for projects around the world.

World Thinking Day 2020 Theme: Living Threads
On 22 February put equity and inclusion into practice and celebrate the diversity in our Movement! Check out the World Thinking Day 2020 badge!

Donate to the World Thinking Day Fund
A tradition since 1932, the World Thinking Day Fund collects pennies and coins from members around the world, to support their fellow Guides and Scouts. All donations help fund WAGGGS activities and are used where the need is greatest in our global Movement.

Donate to the Juliette World Friendship Fund
Support international opportunities for girls and young women by contributing to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.

World Thinking Day Awards & Activities
World Thinking Day 2020 Activity Pack (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 GSVSC Pinterest board)

Order Awards
World Thinking Day 2020 Award (GSUSA, $3, worn on front of vest/sash)
2020 Global Action Badge (GSUSA, $3, worn on front of vest/sash)
World Thinking Day 2020 Badge (WAGGGS)

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, 2020, represents our 108th birthday!

Girl Scout Sunday (Christian): March 8, 2020
Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat (Jewish): March 13-14, 2020
Girl Scout Jummah (Muslim): March 13, 2020
Girl Scout Sunday, Sabbath/Shabbat, and Jummah 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.

Girl Scout Week Patches
Girl Scout Week Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $1.75
Girl Scout Birthday Patch (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 Jummah Patch (worn on back of sash/vest): $1.75

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
2020 Bulletin Insert

To order, contact or 540-777-5100. 

Please include the following information with your order:
1. Name & Troop# or Service Unit
2. Date Needed By
3. Email PDF for own printing OR Mail to Address
4. Total Quantity
5. Your Personalizations: troop # and place of worship name