Celebrating Girl Scout Days
Below you will find some important dates that are recognized by Girl Scouts Nationally throughout our Girl Scout calendar year (October - September).
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday, or Founder's Day, October 31
This day marks the 1860 birth of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Low in Savannah, Georgia. Juliette started the organization in 1912.
World Thinking Day
This day celebrates the birthdays of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts founder Robert, Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941) and the World Chief Guide, Olave, Lady Baden-Powell (1889-1977). To learn about this year's World Thinking day focus, visit Girl Scouts of the USA's World Thinking Day page.
In the United States, Girl Scouting grew out of the friendship between Juliette Gordon Low and Lord Baden-Powell and his sister, Agnes, who began Girl Guiding. World Thinking Day celebrates that friendship and the sisterhood of the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the globe. This day is also a time to donate funds to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.
Girl Scout Birthday (March 12) - Girl Scout Week
The National Birthday of Girl Scouts is celebrated each year on March 12. This day commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first eighteen members in Savannah, Georgia.
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 the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12.
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls 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.
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Girl Scout Day at the Capitol, April 2, 2015
Do you know how our state legislature works and what goes on to create our laws? Are you interested in possibly running for public office someday? Come for an informative and FUN day at our State Capitol! You’ll enjoy a tour of the State Capitol and our State Historical Building. Learn from the experts about how an idea can become a law, how to be an active citizen, and you’ll even get the chance to meet with your representatives. This is an awesome annual event! Includes a fun patch.
Girl Scouts Leader's Day, April 22
This day honors all the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors in partnership with girls. Girls, their families, and communities should find a special way to thank their adult Girl Scout volunteers.