Girl Scout Week 2017 Activities

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.

Girl Scout Week 2017 resources for leaders

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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!

Girl Scout Week Calendar

Scouting Web-List of Activities

Girl Scouts of Rhode Island

5 Simple Activities

Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada

Activities for Daisy Scouts

What will your troop be doing for Girl Scout Week 2017?


Activities for Girl Scout Week 2016

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 2016 is March 6-March 12th.

In this blog post you will find a list of resources to use for planning your Girl Scout Week activities. These resources are for all levels of scouts.

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Background and the history of Girl Scout week can be found on this blog post from last year (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 will be attending this celebration once again.

I have found more resources for leaders to use for Girl Scout Week 2016. 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!

Girl Scout Week Activity Chart With Blank Spaces

There is a space for girls to write what they did for each activity.

5 Simple Activities

Have the girls do these to show their Girl Scout spirit!

Each day of the week has 10 different activities that your girls can do. There is something for everyone!

Girl Scout of the Florida Panhandle

This document from 2015 lists things Girl Scouts did Then and Now for Girl Scout Week. This would make an interesting springboard for a discussion for older girls on how the celebration has evolved over the years.

Girl Scout of the Sierra Nevada

This is their 2016 list of activities.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County

I have always been a fan of this Council’ website. They have many ideas and downloadable documents for you to use this year.

Daisy Activities

Resources for younger scouts.

What activities will your troop be doing for Girl Scout Week 2016?

Make a Perler Bead Birthday Cake-A Fun Girl Scout Week Activity!

Make a perler bead birthday cake to celebrate Girl Scout Week!
Photo by Marie Williams Johnstone and used with her permission.


If you have older girls who love to craft, then this is one that you can make with them for Girl Scout Week! My friend, Marie, has this wonderful tutorial on how to make a pearler bead birthday cake. If you want, you can use green and white beads or use green ribbon for the bow.

You can find the tutorial, which is full of pictures, here.

Planning Our Girl Scout Week 2013 Activities

Last year, my girls were very excited about Girl Scout Week, especially my daughter.  She wore her vest to school each and every day!

This year, a wonderful volunteer from among our leaders has been busy coordinating activities so that every Girl Scout in our township will be recognized in her school.  She has been in contact with every principal in our district’s elementary and middle schools.  Lucky for us, our principal was a Girl Scout all through high school and earned her go Gold Award.  She helped us with our canned food drive that we did in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts/Girl Scout Week celebration.

Girl Scout Community Service Project-Canned Food Drive

Photo by Hannah Gold

At our last leader meeting, we were given a sheet where we are to list the names of the girls, their grade, and their school.  They will be read during morning announcements.  Before handing in the list, we had to ask the girl’s permission for their name to be used, as older girls may be embarrassed.

All of my girls want their names read!

I was planning to do the Dance badge, but will put that on hold.  We have to make a poster that will be hung in our school during Girl Scout Week, and it is due March 4th.

That got me thinking…nine girls, one piece of oaktag…that is not going to work for a 90 minute meeting!

With such short notice, I needed to think fast.  Stations always work well when you have several goals to accomplish.  I decided that two of the three stations will be community service oriented.

Our first station will be the poster.  The second station will be making pictures for Color A Smile.  Making pictures does not require much supervision with fourth graders.

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The third station is for cutting coupons for the military.  They do not get the Sunday inserts and they need to save money just like we do.  I emailed the parents to save their inserts and to get some from family, friends and neighbors.  Again, this requires some simple directions and very little hands on supervision.  Fourth grade girls can handle scissors and cutting.

I also will be handing out this Girl Scout Week activity sheet for the girls to complete.  They get a patch when they hand it in to me.

What will you be doing for Girl Scout Week?

It’s Time to Think About Girl Scout Week 2013

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It may only be February, but before we know it, Girl Scout Week will be here!  In 2013, Girl Scout Week will fall between March 10th-March 16th.  This special Girl Scout holiday has to fall sometime during the week of March 12th, which as you know, is the anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of America.

Your troop can celebrate with a community service project, like my troop did last year with our successful canned food drive.  My troop also wore their vest to school every day that week.

If you are unsure of what to do, I written an article that includes lots of links to websites that have tons of ideas on what your troop can do, no matter what level they are!

Here is the link  to Celebrate Girl Scout Week.