Traditions give Girl Scouts a sense of history—and inspire them to be the best they can be.
Sharing traditions with millions of Girl Scouts—and the huge network of Girl Scout alumnae who came before them—helps remind girls they belong to a big, powerful sisterhood.
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 Girl Scouts’ birthday, March 12th. We have created an “Activity A Day” for Girl Scouts to show off their Girl Scout pride and reconnect with what it means to be a Girl Scout. Enjoy!
Girl Scout Sunday / Girl Scout Birthday (3/12):
- Attend a religious service and wear your Girl Scout vest/sash
- Read or reread the Juliette Low story
- Say or sing a grace at a meal
- Think of 3 different ways you can “serve God and your country”. Do one of them.
Community Day (3/13):
- Put some birdseed outside for our feathered friends
- Donate 3 toys to an organization of your choice
- Fly a flag in front of your home
Spread the Girl Scout Cheer Day (3/14)
- Do something to help someone without being asked
- Visit with an elderly friend or family member
- Learn to say hello, good bye, please, and thank you in a new language
- Write a note to a family member about how much you appreciate them and why
Health and Safety Day (3/15):
- Do at least 20 minutes of exercise
- Check to make sure your smoke detectors have batteries and are working correctly
- Discuss ways to handle stress with a trusted adult
Outdoors Day (3/16):
- Take a hike. Try to find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet
- Plant a vegetable, flower, tree, or herb
- Do a leaf or bark rubbing
Family and Friends Day (3/17):
- Draw a picture of your family
- Make a friendship gift for someone special
- Plan a route and take your family on an evening walk
Arts and Culture Day / Girl Scout Sabbath (3/18):
- Attend a religious service and wear your Girl Scout vest / sash
- Read a book with a positive female role model
- Research and identify three people (living or dead) who have lived or worked in the Hudson Valley who have contributed greatly to our society in the fields of poetry, writing, painting, acting, or music
- Pick one line from the Girl Scout law and find a story, song, or poem from your faith with the same ideas. Talk with your family or friends about what that line of the Law and the story, song, or poem have in common.
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