Connecting Girls With Girl Scout Traditions
When you become a Girl Scout member, you become a part of a lot of rich traditions. To help girls make the connection, do some things to make the traditions meaningful for them. Here are a few Girl Scout traditions that are just around the corner that you may like to work into your discussion with girls.
- World Thinking Day, February 22nd, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Before you explore the WAGGGS website, please read the Statement of Trust. What to do? Connect with your local service unit to see if they offer a World Thinking Day event. Many service units host events for area Girl Scouts to explore different cultures. If there isn’t an event near you, use this as an opportunity to do some cultural exploration on your own by visiting a local museum.
- Girl Scout Birthday, March 12th, marks the day that Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low registered the first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia in 1912. March 12th is surrounded with a week long celebration of Girl Scouting known as Girl Scout Week which starts with Girl Scout Sunday and ends with Girl Scout Sabbath. What to do? Use Girl Scout week as a time for girls to show their Girl Scout pride. They could set up a display at school about their Girl Scout projects, have a parent night where girls share their accomplishments in Girl Scouting with parents, do a service project or use this as a time to work on their Girl Scout Ways legacy badge found in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting.
- Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath are a great way for girls to connect their faith and their Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girls can be recognized for their Girl Scout achievements and serve as ushers, greeters or do a flag ceremony. What to do? Connect with parents to see if they would like for their daughter to participate in Girl Scout Sunday or Sabbath at their place of worship. You can also share information with parents about the Girl Scout Faith recognitions.