Girl Scout Week: March 9-15, 2014
Girl Scout Birthday
On March 12, 1912, the first Girl Scout meeting was held in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate this day year-round by demonstrating leadership and commitment in ways that have a real impact in their communities. We encourage Girl Scouts to celebrate that date, our birth date with something special. There are many ways to celebrate the Girl Scout birthday!
- Complete a service project – Get out in your community and find a way to help others.
- Throw a birthday party for Girl Scouts.
- Learn something about Juliette Gordon Low and the founding of Girl Scouts. Information is available in The Girls Guide to Girl Scouting for each grade level.
- Check out the Birthday Week Activity Sheet– it’s full of ideas to do every day of Girl Scout Week.
Girl Scouts has a birthday, why is there a need for a whole week? Well, there is more to Girl Scout Week than the Girl Scout birthday. Girl Scout Week includes three significant days:
- Girl Scout Sunday, March 9, 2014
- March 12 is the 102nd birthday of the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Georgia
- Girl Scout Sabbath, March 15, 2014
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath
Some religions observe Girl Scout Sunday on the Sunday beginning Girl Scout Week, while other religions observe the Girl Scout Sabbath on the Friday or Saturday ending Girl Scout Week. This arrangement allows our membership of diverse faiths to celebrate on their chosen day of worship.
These special days give Girl Scouts an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. 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 and earn their My Promise My Faith Award.
Ladies, with it being the Girl Scout Birthday, I would like to extend our meeting on Thursday if that is okay with you guys! I would like to concentrate on the Girl Scout Birthday and have a little party for everyone. Michelle right now is in charge of snacks that night, but if there would be any others that would like to pitch in for snacks, food, ect, that way the girls would feel like its a party, that would be great! Please respond to this email and let me know what you guys would like to bring, that would be great!
I also emailed out a Birthday Week Activity Calendar. Please bring this with you to the meeting on Thursday! If your Girl Scout has completed at least 5 things on this list, they will be eligible for the Girl Scout Week patch (which is currently on backorder but will be getting them!)
Please let me know if you need anything or have any questions!
To qualify to earn a FREE cookie walkabout patch, girls can participate in a chaperoned neighborhood door-to-door sale that lasts for at least two hours. Any girl and/or troop can participate.
So we have A LOT of things coming at us, starting this week, first and foremost: COOKIE BOOTHS! I know that Michelle has been keeping you informed on all the updates! For those that have signed up for cookie booths, THANK YOU! I checked this morning, and there are still a few slots available for cookie booths! Please sign up of you are available!
Posted: 13 Jan 2014 01:25 PM PST
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Good afternoon all!! What a fun night Friday was!! The girls had a blast at the rally, and I know I did too!! I didn’t realize we had so many dancers in our group!!!
Our next meeting is this Thursday January 16th! We will be talking more about cookies, reiterating what we learned at the cookie rally, and also earn our yellow petal!
Also, I want to say how proud I am of all of our girls and parents! As of right now, here are our cookie stats:
We are all really pushing through!!! If you haven’t uploaded your orders to cookie club, please do so we can have an accurate count of where we are at! If you need any login information, get in touch with Michelle Leon as she can provide that to you!!
Good morning all!!
I hope that you guys are doing well! With all the last minute changes, I think that our first meeting was a great success!!!!
First and foremost, I want to say THANK YOU AGAIN for all the supplies, it truly means a lot! I must say that you guys will be the ones that makes this year a success, and I can’t wait to watch us grow!!
So our first meeting was pretty simple! Getting to know all the girls, explaining the importance of the Girl Scout Law and Promise, and really just getting a feel for the troop! I must say, we have some animated girls in our group!! They were just too cute and funny! I think the very best part for me was at the end, when they all came up to me and gave me a hug, that was probably the most humbling experience ever! I know we can all agree as parents, we probably don’t realize the impact we have on our own children because we see them everyday. But being able to impact other children, there is definitely a great feeling that is involved! I know I left the meeting smiling!
I know that we are having some location issues, and I am working diligently on those. I know its safe to say that the entire troop would prefer where we ended up meeting at, so I will do my best to push for that for you guys. I will get you all a final answer by this week!
Don’t forget, our Investiture Ceremony will be December 19th! Please bring cameras to take photos of them becoming official Girl Scouts! Also, please make sure all the girls have their tunics on! If you have already pinned them with the Daisy Pin, please have that removed for the meeting, as it will be “officially” pinned by us! There will be cupcakes to celebrate afterwards!
If you have not paid your dues yet, please get those paid by the next meeting!
Also, tomorrow. December 10th, 2013, is our Cookie Training at Kempsville High School! This training will be at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria!
If you have any pictures from the meeting, please email them to me at Vanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org, so I can have them for our Troop Scrapbook!!
Have a great day!