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Girl Scout Week

Girl Scout Week is the week-long celebration of the founding of Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912. This year, Girl Scouts is turning 111! 

This week, we ask Girl Scouts everywhere to commit to seven goals and accompanying activities. Girls can do them during Girl Scout Week, or take them on in the months to come. After all, being a Girl Scout isn’t just for special occasions!

Whether you’re a Girl Scout alum, current member, dedicated volunteer, or you have an extraordinary Girl Scout in your life, you’re an important part of the Girl Scout family. And you know what families do together? Celebrate!

And Girl Scout Week is definitely something to celebrate.

Sunday, March 12

Celebrate Inclusivity!

Girl Scout Week starts with Girl Scout Sunday. Whether you’re Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, or not religious, take some time today to connect with your beliefs and values and learn about someone else’s. Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith can be celebrated with any faith partner. 2023 celebration dates include:

  • Girl Scout Sunday – Sunday, March 12
  • Girl Scout Jummah – Friday, March 17
  • Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat – Friday, March 17 to Saturday, March 18

Monday, March 13

Make New Friends Monday

What is more fun than sharing your love of Girl Scouts with someone close to you? On Make New Friends Monday, share your favorite part of being a Girl Scout with a friend who isn't a Girl Scout. Invite them to join you at an upcoming Girl Scout event or meet fellow Girl Scouts at Summer Camp

Tuesday, March 14

Take Action Tuesday

Girl Scouts know how to give back to their communities, and make the world a better place by taking action! Celebrate Girl Scouts by:

  • Participate in a service project or advocate for a cause that you are passionate about.
  • Working on a Take Action or Highest Awards project.

Ready to dive into becoming a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award Girl Scout? Check out these resources to help get you started!

Register for the upcoming Highest Awards Q&A: All You Need Are SPARKS on April 7.

Wednesday, March 15

Women in STEM Wednesday!

Women make up only 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and men vastly outnumber women majoring in most STEM fields in college.

Learn more about women in STEM, then post a picture of you as your favorite STEM woman.

Thursday, March 16

Thankful Thursday

At Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, we value our volunteers and partners, and recognize the contributions they make in developing girl leaders.

In honor of Girl Scout Week, we encourage girls to express their gratitude to their favorite Girl Scout volunteers and partners to let them know they're appreciated this and every day! 

Friday, March 17

The Future is Female Friday

The future is yours, Girl Scouts! How do you plan to conquer it?

On this day we encourage girls to dress like your future self, draw a self portrait depicting your future self, or start a new Tik Tok trend showing how you transition from a Girl Scout to your future self's identity. Whether you see a future in STEM, media, finance or education, your options are limitless.

Saturday, March 18

Girl Scout Birthday Party

Engage in our Council-wide service project by creating a birthday box and donating it to other kids celebrating their birthday in foster care, at homeless shelters or domestic violence shelters in your area.

Wrap a box with birthday gift wrap and include party hats, decorations like streamers, banners and balloons, candles, cake in a mug, frosting, a gift card and a handmade birthday card. You can plan this as a troop or do it with your family.

Optional items: Face paint, balloons & directions for making balloon animals, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, ring toss, BINGO and other fun activities

We want to see what you're doing each day of Girl Scout Week! Remember to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and we could feature you on social media!

Tag us @girlscoutsgc. Use hashtags #gsgc and #BecauseOfGirlScouts to be included in the all the Girl Scout Spirit fun!