March 12th will mark the 108th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouts when Juliette Gordon Low registered 18 girls in Savannah and began a movement that is now 1.7 million girls strong. The GS Birthday Week patch program was developed to help Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors (grades K-12) reflect on what it means to be a member of the world’s largest organization for girls.
Throughout the week Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to celebrate the organizations long history of building girls of courage, confidence, and character through a variety of programming provided by both Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines. Girls can celebrate the founding of Girl Scouts by inviting non-Girl Scout friends to a Girl Scout event such as a troop meeting or by hosting anniversary celebration full of traditional Girl Scout songs and games. Troops are also encouraged to reflect on the achievements of Juliette Gordon Low through sharing their favorite quote or examining what life was like for women in 1912.
Girl Scouts has a long legacy of civic engagement and female advocacy and Girl Scout Week 2020 will take on an extra special meaning as we celebrate the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage through our theme of Rally the Vote! Through Rally the Vote! and the Girl Scout Birthday Week patch program, Girl Scouts will be able to gain a deeper appreciation for the women who braved the way for everyone to be seen as equals.
Girl Scouts is proud to offer every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader) the opportunity to accomplish big things while developing important skills in a safe and supportive all-girl environment. Girls discover self-empowerment, adventure, and leadership all while going beyond their comfort zone to explore new interests and pursue their passions. And girls are in great company when they join the largest girl-led Movement in the world as half of all U.S. businesswomen were Girl Scouts, 75 percent of current female senators were Girl Scouts, and nearly all women who have flown into space were Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines offers girls once-in-a-lifetime experiences all while having fun in a safe, girl-only, and girl-led environment. Girl Scouts is open to all girls in K-12. To learn more or join a local troop, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475.