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Seven Ways to Celebrate Girl Scout Week

It’s almost Girl Scout Week, and we’re celebrating Girl Scout’s 111th birthday this year!

Each March, girls, alums, and volunteers nationwide participate in Girl Scout Week—a special spirit week during which all Girl Scouts, past and present, are invited to show their Girl Scout pride.

Beginning with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath, Girl Scout Week always includes March 12—the day that marks the founding of our movement when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the first 18 girl members in 1912.

Let’s come together to celebrate the anniversary of the creation of Girl Scouts and share our love of Girl Scouting within our communities and larger sisterhood. Learn more about this week full of exciting challenges.

Here are seven ideas for how you and your troop can participate in Girl Scout Week:

1. Make new friends

Celebrate Girl Scout Sunday & Girl Scouts’ Birthday by honoring friendship and sisterhood as you invite a new friend to Girl Scouts. You can make custom invitations and earn an exclusive patch along the way!

2. Learn a new Girl Scout song

Everyone who’s been to Girl Scout camp has a favorite Girl Scout song. Now your troop, friends, or family can discover a new tune together on Traditions Day! Need somewhere to start? Penguins and Forty Years on an Iceberg are fan favorites.

3. Wear your favorite Girl Scout swag

To celebrate Girl Scout Spirit Day, wear your uniform, a favorite t-shirt, or a Girl Scout pin to wherever you’re headed—school, work, or around the community!

4. Take a hike

Enjoy an outdoor adventure by participating in one of Juliette Gordon Low’s favorite pastimes! All grade levels can earn the Trail Adventure Badge or take the Hiker Challenge, and there are even more opportunities to hit the trails at camp this summer.

5. Research Girl Scout alums

Take the opportunity to celebrate History Day and observe Women’s History Month at the same time as you discover famous Girl Scout alums. Focus on a single category, such as musicians or astronauts, or choose one notable changemaker to learn about with your troop. Tune into the Be Prepared Podcast for more tips on celebrating Women’s History Month!

6. Practice environmental conservation

On Protect Our Planet Day, take the Girl Scout Tree Promise or the Girl Scout Climate Challenge to earn patches and participate in the national conservation campaign to plant five million trees in five years! Use the online tree tracker and join the global sisterhood working to combat effects of climate change.

7. Do a random act of kindness

Observe Make the World a Better Place Day by spreading cheer in your community. Grab your friends and volunteer at a local food shelter or clean up a community park or trail like Troop 4283 did last spring.

Rally your troop, friends, or family together to show your Girl Scout spirit and tag your adventures using #GirlScoutWeek or #GSWOadventures on social media.

Share your story to show how you’re celebrating Girl Scout Week!

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