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Girl Scout Founder
“I've got something for the girls of Savannah and all America and all the world and we're going to start it tonight!”


—Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low's famous 1912 phone call that launched the organization

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 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 Week Activities

This special week is a longstanding tradition dating back to the mid-1900s. A Girl Scout Handbook dated 1940 describes Girl Scout Week as a time when, "Girl Scouts make a special effort to tell the community what they're doing and why they ask for help to carry on their program."

Girl Scouts used to establish seven days of service during Girl Scout week. In honor of those days of service and to celebrate the Girl Scout birthday try out a few service activities each day of Girl Scout Week.

>>Check out ideas and activities for the week

Girl Scout Sunday, Girl Scout Jummah, Girl Scout Sabbath

Girl Scout Sunday, Girl Scout Jummah, 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.  

>>More information on religious observances

Girl Scout Week Proclamations

Contact your local Mayor's office and have Girl Scout Week proclaimed in your town! 

>>Customizable Proclamation