As we’re now in the middle of Girl Scout week, let’s take a look back at home the traditions around this week have changed over time. Girl Scouts initially established seven days of service during Girl Scout week – these goals of service by Girl Scouts still guide us today as we celebrate.
According to the 1966 Cadette GS Handbook “Girl Scout week is a time to take a good look at what the troop has done during the winter; to plan for the coming spring and summer months. It is also an excellent occasion for a special re-dedication ceremony or a Scouts’ Own.”
Sunday (or Sabbath) – March 12th
- Then – plan to demonstrate your understanding of the first part of The Promise… duty to God
- Now – take part in a religious service, wear your Girl Scout uniform. Say or sing grace at a meal. Consider earning your My Promise, My Faith pin.
Monday – March 13th
- Then – Homemaking Day – teach a homemaking skill to a younger girl.
- Now – Community Day – give back to your school, church, or any agency that helps our community.
Tuesday – March 14th
- Then – Citizenship Day
- Now – Spread the Girl Scout Cheer – lending a helping hand to friends and family
Wednesday – March 15th
- Then – Health and Safety Day
- Now – Health and Safety Day – learn how to incorporate healthy living, exercise, stress relief, nutrition, and FUN into your everyday life.
Thursday – March 16th
- Then – International Friendship Day
- Now – Outdoors Day – get outside and learn a skill, immerse yourself in nature, or take steps to serve the environment.
Friday – March 17th
- Then – The Arts Day
- Now – Friends and Family Day – – give back to the people in your family or your home.
Saturday – March 18th
- Then – Out-of-Doors Day
- Now – Arts and Culture Day – learn how to you can support the arts in your local community.