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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.

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

World Thinking Day has passed. The information below is for 2021. Look forward to 2022!

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 2021 Theme
Peacebuilding: Join Together for Peace
Peacebuilding is at the heart of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and is as vital and relevant today as for the last 100 years.

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 2021 Activity Pack (WAGGGS)
World Thinking Day Fund (WAGGGS)
Penpals (WAGGGS)
Global Action Badge/Award (Girl Scouts of the USA)
World Thinking Day Award (Girl Scouts of the USA)
World Thinking Day Ideas (on GSVSC Pinterest board)

Order Awards
World Thinking Day 2021 Award (GSUSA, $3, worn on front of vest/sash)
Global Action 2021 Award (GSUSA, $3, worn on front of vest/sash)
World Thinking Day 2021 Badge (WAGGGS)

Girl Scout Week & Girl Scouts' Birthday: March 12

The information below is for Girl Scout Week 2021. We'll update this holiday in January 2022.

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, 2021, represents our 109th birthday!

Girl Scout Sunday (Christian): March 7, 2021
Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat (Jewish): March 12-13, 2021
Girl Scout Jummah (Muslim): March 12, 2021
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 COUNCIL CELEBRATION
Sunday, March 7: Celebrate Your Faith
Earn your  My Promise, My Faith pin  and/or join Girl Scouts across the nation by learning about girls of all faiths with the  Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith 3-part series

Monday, March 8: Outdoor Adventure Day
Explore the great outdoors by taking a hike or walk. Check-out these great scavenger hunts while on your adventure!

Tuesday, March 9: The Artist in You
 Explore your artistic side whether it be drawing, writing poetry, designing clothing, calligraphy, painting... whatever brings you joy! Share your artistic creations with us on Instagram or Facebook

Wednesday, March 10: All STEAM Ahead
Let's become mad scientists today with an artistic bling to it! Check out this Pinterest board filled with at-home, household items STEAM projects

Thursday, March 11: Throwback Thursday
Share your Girl Scout photos from years past or just last year on our Facebook page

Friday, March 12: Girl Scout Party Time
Celebrate with us at this free, virtual event from 6-7 PM on Friday: songs, trivia, games and dancing! 

Saturday, March 13: Make the World a Better Place
Do a good deed today whether it's just making someone smile to picking up litter in your local park to planning out your next big Take Action Project.

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 Scouts Faith 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 FAITH 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
2021 Bulletin Insert

To order, contact info@gsvsc.org or 540-777-5100. 
(ONLY FOR GS OF VIRGINIA SKYLINE MEMBERS)

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

Girl Scout Leader's Day: April 22

The information below is for Leader's Day 2021. We'll update this holiday in February 2022.

It’s time to celebrate our volunteers! Girl Scout 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
National Volunteer Week: April 18-24
Girl Scout Leader’s Day: April 22

It’s National Volunteer Month, and there’s no doubt that our amazing Girl Scout volunteers deserve a standing ovation. Yes, the Girl Scout experience may have looked a bit different last year, but from finding new ways to connect online to being in touch through phone calls and texting to coming up with safe ways to meet in person while following local guidelines, our troop leaders, cookie captains, and other volunteers have risen to the challenge and done their absolute best in trying times.

For all they are and all they do, we hope you’ll join us in saying thank you. Let them know their actions, both big and small, matter to you personally and make a difference in your community.

Whether you’re short on time or want to make a whole project of it with your troop, check out these simple ways to show your appreciation.

  • Personalize one of our super cute (and free!) thank-you cards designed just for this purpose. Download cards for young girls to use here or for older girls here.
  • Bake a special treat to brighten their day.
  • Give them a shoutout with a special social media post.
  • Send a quick video thanking them for all they’ve helped your troop accomplish.
  • Choose a project from Girl Scouts at Home to make and give to your volunteer.
  • Team up with other troop families to purchase a token of appreciation for your volunteer from the Girl Scout Shop—plus, when you use code VOLUNTEER2021, you’ll get a sweet 10% off! (The code is active April 1 through April 30, 2021, for a 10% discount at girlscoutshop.com. The code is for one-time use per customer, online only, at girlscoutshop.com. The discount is not taken on any applicable shipping, handling, or taxes for each order.)
  • Recognize your leader(s) for the great work she/he does for your Girl Scout troop! 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 parents/caregivers/troop mates to complete an application with the necessary information today!

And here are some FUN & NEW Zoom backgrounds for our GSVSC volunteers:

Girl Scout Leader 1
Girl Scout Leader 2
Alumni 1
Alumni 2
Archives Group 1
Archives Group 2
Camp Staff 1
Camp Staff 2
Council Trainer 1
Council Trainer 2
Service Unit 1
Service Unit 2
Skyline Adventurers 1
Skyline Adventurers 2
Volunteer 1
Volunteer 2
GSVSC Trefoil Spirals
GSVSC Trefoil Swish
GSVSC Trefoil Outlines
GSVSC Trefoil Shadows
GSVSC Trefoil Solids
GSVSC Trefoils
GSVSC Trefoils, Stars & Hearts

When it comes to showing gratitude, we’ve got this!