Celebrating Girl Scout Days
Below you will find some important dates that are recognized by Girl Scouts Nationally throughout our Girl Scout calendar year (October - September).
Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday, or Founder's Day, October 31
This day marks the 1860 birth of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Low in Savannah, Georgia. Juliette started the organization in 1912.
World Thinking Day
This day celebrates the birthdays of Girl Guides/Girl Scouts founder Robert, Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941) and the World Chief Guide, Olave, Lady Baden-Powell (1889-1977). To learn about this year's World Thinking day focus, visit Girl Scouts of the USA's World Thinking Day page.
In the United States, Girl Scouting grew out of the friendship between Juliette Gordon Low and Lord Baden-Powell and his sister, Agnes, who began Girl Guiding. World Thinking Day celebrates that friendship and the sisterhood of the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the globe. This day is also a time to donate funds to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.
Girl Scout Birthday (March 12) - Girl Scout Week
The National Birthday of Girl Scouts is celebrated each year on March 12. This day commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first eighteen members in Savannah, Georgia.
Girl Scout week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12.
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. If a place of worship is the group sponsor, girls may perform a service, such as greeting, ushering, or doing a flag ceremony. These days can also be a time when girls explore other faiths.
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Girl Scouts Day at the Capitol, March 20, 2014
Are you ready to learn about the State Capitol and the basics about how government works? Would you like to explore the Iowa State Historical Center and meet girls from around Iowa? This year’s event will have a special focus on the architecture of the State Capitol. You’ll learn about how the Capitol was built, the materials used, and the art contained within it. Don’t miss this great chance to connect with your Capitol! Lunch and a fun patch will be provided. Download flyer.
Girl Scouts Leader's Day, April 22
This day honors all the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors in partnership with girls. Girls, their families, and communities should find a special way to thank their adult Girl Scout volunteers.