Girl Scout Week is a time to celebrate Girl Scouts as ground breakers, big thinkers, and role models. This guide offers many ideas for girls to choose their own way to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™. Gather up your troop or try out these activities solo to celebrate everything that being a Girl Scout is about!
March 10 – Sunday: Girl Scout Sunday
Create a motivational mantra. Girl Scouts get back up and try again when they fall down. Create an encouraging mantra or saying to inspire yourself and others to be the best that you can be.
March 11 – Monday: Go-Getter
A Go-Getter is bold, honest, and determined to succeed. Goal-oriented and ambitious, she’s also a life-long learner who believes no challenge is too difficult.
Set a goal to achieve a big objective. Is it a Journey Summit Award, straight A’s, mastering a new routine, or scoring a goal? Create a plan to work hard and make it happen.
March 12 – Tuesday: Girl Scout Birthday
March 12 is also the Girl Scout Birthday! On this day in 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting.
Wear your Girl Scout uniform to school to celebrate your Girl Scout sisterhood. Today, over 3.2 million girls and adults are active Girl Scout members, and over 50 million women are Girl Scout alumnae. In honor of the Girl Scout Birthday, take a moment to recognize and celebrate all that Girl Scouts of the USA has done for local communities across the country!
Throw a birthday party for Girl Scouts! Celebrate with birthday cake, party games, and more. Invite your sister Girl Scouts and friends who are not yet Girl Scouts. Ask all of your guests to bring a birthday gift to donate to a local charity.
March 13 – Wednesday: Innovator
Thinking outside the box is an Innovator’s specialty, so she’s always looking for a creative way to take action. She definitely knows how to get things done.
Solve a problem in a creative way. Whether it is a broken shoelace or a polluted beach, Girl Scouts innovate to find unique solutions. Find an imaginative solution to an everyday or community problem.
Create a work of art. Choose your favorite type of art and make a masterpiece that looks like something no one has ever seen before.
March 14 – Thursday: Risk-Taker
Courageous and strong, a Risk-Taker’s keen to try new things and embrace the unfamiliar. She’s ready to step up and break the mold if that’s what it takes.
Do something new. Girl Scouts explore the world around them. Do something that you’ve never done before.
Eliminate “can’t” from your vocabulary. Think about the times you’ve said “I can’t (do something).” Try something that you thought you couldn’t do.
March 15 – Friday: Leader
A Leader is confident, responsible, and committed to changing the world for the better—and she’s happiest when others join her in taking the lead!
Be a role model. Lead younger girls in celebrating Girl Scout Week activities and being G.I.R.L.s!
March 16 – Saturday: G.I.R.L. Agenda
Be a catalyst for change in your community—and the world. Champion your views, influence leadership, and advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda to make the world a better place. Every girl has a voice, and every girl’s voice is important!
Get inspired. Find a problem big or small in your community. Think of a way you and others can solve it and let your voice be heard.
Get prepared. Take a stand and be an advocate for an issue that is important to you. Share with others why you are so passionate about this cause.
Get mobilized. Unleash your inner leader and make the world a better place.
Ready to join the network of 2.5 million Girl Scouts who are actively working to make the world a better place? Girl Scouts helps girls develop their full individual potential, allows them to try new things in a safe and supportive environment, instills lifelong skills, and fosters friendships that will last a lifetime. Begin your lifetime of leadership and join us today!