Your Guide to the Best Girl Scout Week Ever

Calling all girls, parents, volunteers, alumni, and staff!  We invite you to join us in celebrating National Girl Scout Week!

Girl Scout Week (March 10-16) is a time to celebrate Girl Scouts as groundbreakers, big thinkers, and role models. This guide offers ideas for girls to choose their own way to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ during this important week focused on Girl Scouts!

Celebrate with us by showing your Girl Scout spirit and pride on a daily basis during this week.  Each day features a special theme along with suggested ways to participate.  Activities may be done on one’s own, as a family, and/or as a group or troop.  Below is an overview of each day.

 Sunday, March 10, 2019: Girl Scout Sunday

Girl Scout Sunday provides girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as Girl Scouts.  Other activities to consider:

  • Wear your Girl Scout Uniform and take part in a service at your place of worship
  • Earn the My Promise, My Faith Award
  • Learn about a faith tradition different than your own
  • Volunteer to assist with teaching or watching the younger children in your place of worship
  • Volunteer to lead a prayer, reading, or song at your place of worship
  • Find a quiet, peaceful place to think about all of the things for which you are grateful
  • Connect with your beliefs and values and take a moment to perform an act of kindness
Monday, March 11, 2019:  Go-Getter

A Go-Getter is bold, honest, and determined to succeed. Goal-oriented and ambitious, she’s also a life-long learner who believes no challenge is too difficult.  Today, bring your Go-Getter self to the forefront by learning a new skill.  Not sure where to start, perhaps you can learn to tie a variety of knots; make a bedroll for when you go camping; make a friendship bracelet, or learn the Girl Scout Promise and Law in Sign Language.  No matter if you choose an idea from above or one on your own the important thing is that you stepped up to a new challenge can and walk away with a new skill not only for yourself but something that you can also teach others!

 

 Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Girl Scout Birthday

Today Girl Scouts celebrates our 107th birthday! On this day in 1912, Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout troop meeting.  Today wear your favorite Girl Scout apparel to school and/or when out and about in your community!   Want more ways to celebrate the birthday today? Try these ideas:

  • Have a Girl Scout Birthday Party with your family and/or with your troop
  • Think about what Girl Scouts means to you and write a letter rededicating yourself to Girl Scouts
  • Learn more about Girl Scout history and our founder, Juliette Gordon Low
  • Memorize the Girl Scout Law and recite it to your family
  • Share the Girl Scout love and invite a new friend to join your Girl Scout troop

Additionally, we invite you Juliette’s Closet to learn the Girl Scout Promise and Law in sign language and to learn about the history behind sign language from The Hearing and Speech Agency. Meet us at 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215 from 5-6:30pm.

 Wednesday, March 13, 2019: Innovator

Thinking outside the box is an Innovator’s specialty, so she’s always looking for a creative way to take action. She definitely knows how to get things done. Today it’s time to get innovative by trying a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activity.  Maybe you already have a STEM activity in mind that you’ve been wanting to try, however, if you need some ideas, check out our STEM videos on the GSCM YouTube channel.

You can also take a look at the many Girl Scout STEM Badges at www.girlscouts.org and try your hand at robotics, botany, coding, or kitchen chemistry! If you already have super STEM skills, reach out to younger girls or a troop and offer to help them with a STEM activity.

Additionally, we invite you Juliette’s Closet to learn the Girl Scout Promise and Law in sign language and to learn about the history behind sign language from The Hearing and Speech Agency. Meet us at 5042 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043 from 5pm–6:30pm

 Thursday, March 14, 2019: Risk-Taker

Courageous and strong, a Risk-Taker’s keen to try new things and to embrace the unfamiliar. She’s ready to step up and break the mold if that’s what it takes. Today’s challenge is to try something new.  Maybe there is something you’ve always wanted to do but were nervous to try—it’s time to get out of your comfort zone and go for it!  Perhaps you’ll try your hand at a new sport, climb an indoor rock wall, have an outdoor adventure, give a speech, try a food you’ve never had before, and/or advocate for a cause you care about!

Friday, March 15, 2019: Leader

A Leader is confident, responsible, and committed to changing the world for the better—and she’s happiest when others join her in taking the lead! Take the lead today by organizing a community service project (i.e. a project that helps solve an immediate need, but doesn’t necessarily impact the root cause of an issue) or a Take Action Project (i.e. seek to eliminate the need altogether). Both make the world a better place, just in different ways!  Take a look around your community and identify a need you can help address, rally your family members and friends, unleash your inner Leader, and make the world a better place!

Click Here for a resource that can help you determine if your project is a community service project or if it’s a Take Action Project.

Saturday, March 16, 2019: Girl Scout Sabbath

Girl Scout Sabbath provides girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as Girl Scouts.  Other activities to consider:

  • Wear your Girl Scout Uniform and take part in a service at your place of worship
  • Earn the My Promise, My Faith Award
  • Learn about a faith tradition different than your own
  • Volunteer to assist with teaching or watching the younger children in your place of worship
  • Volunteer to lead a prayer, reading, or song at your place of worship
  • Find a quiet, peaceful place to think about all of the things for which you are grateful
  • Connect with your beliefs and values and take a moment to perform an act of kindness

Showcase your participation by sharing the activities you did each day with us on social media! Here are links to our social pages and the hashtag we’ll be using:

facebook.com/gscentralmd | Instagram: @girlscoutscmd | Twitter: @gscentralmd

#GirlScoutWeek2019

Each day, we will select at random, five members (could be girl members or adult members) to receive a Girl Scout Week Patch. Winners will be notified by email and their patch will be mailed to their home.

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