March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. There are many ways to celebrate the Girl Scout birthday. You can try one of the activities that follow or create a birthday bash of your own. Whatever you do ... make sure to have a Happy Girl Scout Birthday!
- Create a "Birthday Party in a Bag" and present it to a local shelter
- Contact the Activity Director at a local senior citizen home and offer to plan and put on the March birthday party
- Plant a tree or beautify an area in honor of Girl Scout Birthday Week
- Plan a Girl Scout birthday party and invite non-Girl Scouts to participate
- Complete one of the following birthday activity sheets
Girl Scout Week
Celebrated each March, Girl Scout Week is the week that includes the Girl Scout Birthday of March 12. The week starts with Girl Scout Sunday and ends with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday.
Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath
These days 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.