Macedonia, OH—Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) will celebrate 108 years of Girl Scouting during Girl Scout Week, March 8-14, including Girl Scouts birthday on March 12, the day when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the first 18 Girl Scout members in Savannah, GA in 1912. It’s a unique time of year when Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate with others what it means to be a Girl Scout.
Girl Scouts across Northeast Ohio will recognize the week with daily activities that celebrate Girl Scouting as a council and as individual girls and troops. Activities include participating in ceremonies honoring Girl Scouts’ achievements in their communities, wearing their uniforms to worship and school, and working on community service projects to make their communities better places to live.
Since its founding, Girl Scouts has emphasized the importance of being civically engaged by providing opportunities for girls to identify issues they care about, learn to stand up for what they believe in and take the lead to create positive change in their communities through advocacy and action. Girl Scouts also recognizes the need to encourage girls to explore and engage in STEM fields which have an urgent need for female voices, engagement, and leadership.
Through Girl Scouting, girls learn to face challenges head on, embrace failure as a learning opportunity, create lasting relationships, and find solutions to social issues—all while building the skills and courage they need to take the lead every day and empower themselves for life.