It seems that during our busy cookie season, leaders also have two important Girl Scout holidays to celebrate as well. After World Thinking Day on February 22nd, there is Girl Scout Week. This year, Girl Scout Week 2017 is March 6-March 12th.
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Background and the history of Girl Scout week can be found (all links have been checked and they work). This week is all about service to the community-what the troop has done and what else they can do to make the world a better place.
My Service Unit asks leaders to hand in lists of girls who are in scouts to hand in to each elementary and middle school, and their names are read during morning announcements (girls can opt out if they want to). I am pleased that my daughter and her friends still want their names to be shared. They are not embarrassed about being Girl Scouts. In fact, there is another very active Cadette troop in our Council and many of those girls attend the same middle school as my daughter. It is a nice thing to see!
Our local Council also typically has a fun roller skating night at a local rink for all girls during Girl Scout Week. It is a time to come together and it permits the younger girls to see the older girls having fun as a scout. Our troop attended last year and were just a few of the handful of older girls who were there. This year they want to pass on this event.
I have found more resources for leaders to use for Girl Scout Week 2017. Ignore the dates on the documents-they have nothing to do with the actual celebration itself. Start planning now so you won’t be trying to do everything last minute!
Scouting Web-List of Activities
What will your troop be doing for Girl Scout Week 2017?