Girl Scout Week 2013

Three Girl Scout DaisiesGirl Scout Week is celebrated each March to commemorate the Girl Scout birthday, March 12. This year, Girl Scout Week starts with Girl Scout Sunday on March 10 and ends with Girl Scout Sabbath on March 16.

In the United States, Girl Scouting grew from the friendship between Juliette Gordon Low and Lord Baden-Powell and his sister, Agnes, who founded Girl Guiding in Europe. The Girl Scout birthday, March 12, commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.

Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to attend their local place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. Girls may wear their uniforms and perform a service such as greeting, ushering or doing a flag ceremony. This week can also be a time when girls learn more about other faiths.

River Valleys would like to recognize the volunteers and members in our communities and houses of worship for their time, talent and commitment, providing the best leadership experience for girls.

Please print and share the Worship Bulletin with your local house of worship during Girl Scout Week and thank them for their continued support.