Friday, March 10, 2017

Celebrate 105 years of Girl Scouting!

Next week is Girl Scout Week! 

From March 12-18, Girl Scouts young and old will be celebrating 105 years of Girl Scouting!  On March 12, 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low brought her vision of an opportunity for girls to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually by connecting with one another and their communities to life. In order to see her dream fulfilled, she sold her precious pearls so she could start the first troop of 18 culturally and ethnically diverse girls in Savannah, Georgia. That’s why we wear pearls today!

Here are some fun ways you can celebrate Girl Scout Week!

Sunday, March 12:

·       Host a Girl Scout birthday party! At the party, take time with your Sister Girl Scouts to reflect on the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Learn more about our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, and some fun Girl Scout history. Don’t forget to wear your pearls!

Monday, March 13:
·       Be a go-getter and do a Good Turn Daily! This could be helping someone carry their groceries, helping a neighbor walk their pet, or helping your parent or guardian with a household chore!

Tuesday, March 14:
·       Be an innovator and try baking this 1922 recipe for Girl Scout Cookies!

Wednesday, March 15:
·       Take a healthy risk and try something new! This can be learning how to play the piano, trying a new trick on your skateboard, sitting with new friends at the lunch table—whatever it is, have fun!

Thursday, March 16:
·       Be a leader and do a good deed in your school or community.

Friday, March 17:
·       Wear your uniform out in public—share with everyone why you love being a Girl Scout!

Saturday, March 18:
·      During Girl Scout Sabbath, reflect on the week and write down a list of reasons why you love being a Girl Scout.

No matter how you celebrate, for the past 105 years, Girl Scouting has inspired millions of girls and women to grow in their courage, confidence, and character. Today, more than 32,000 girls from all walks of life and ethnicity in Connecticut are discovering their path to leadership through Girl Scouting. I am honored to be a part of such an incredible organization.

Please don’t forget to share how you are celebrating Girl Scout Week with us! Send your photos to, and make sure to mention us on social media @GSOFCT!

Happy birthday, Girl Scouts!

Yours in Girl Scouting, 

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