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Celebrate Girl Scout Week from March 12-18!


On March 12, Girl Scouts worldwide will commemorate the day that Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the first 18 members into Girl Scouts. This marks Girl Scouts official birthday, and the start of this year's Girl Scout Week! Girl Scout Week is celebrated every March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts birthday, March 12. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington encourages you to join in the fun by participating in our Girl Scout Week themes! Each day has a different theme and different ways for you to celebrate and show your Girl Scout pride. Girl Scout Week also includes Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith events. During these events, many troops celebrate the connections between Girl Scouting and their faith, learn more about other faiths, and recognize Girl Scouts in their house of worship.

Get Your FREE Girl Scout Week patch!
Thanks to an anonymous donor, we are able to provide free Girl Scout Week patches to all Girl Scouts who participate in Girl Scout Week 2023! Fill out the request form by May 31, 2023, to receive your free patch in the mail. This form can be used to request patches for an individual girl or a whole troop. Patches will be mailed beginning June 1, 2023.

Girl Scouts Birthday, Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith, Girl Scout Sunday

Kick off Girl Scout Week by celebrating Girl Scouts’ birthday! Take a dive into Girl Scout history to learn about some of the first badges that the original 18 Girl Scouts earned in 1912.

Sunday also kicks off our Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith Events that will take place throughout the week! Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith events help Girl Scouts recognize the connections between the Girl Scout promise and law and their own faith, learn more about other faiths different from their own, and to allow Girl Scouts to be recognized in their house of worship. This is also a time to thank faith partners for their support throughout the year, and honor adult volunteers. Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith can be celebrated with any faith partner. 2023 celebration dates include:

  • Girl Scout Sunday – Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Girl Scout Jummah – Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat – Friday, March 17/Saturday, March 18, 2023

Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith can include participation in worship service, pre-and post-worship events, and service projects!

Make New Friends

What’s more fun than sharing your love of Girl Scouts with someone close to you? On Make New Friends Monday, share your favorite part of being a Girl Scout with a friend who may not yet be a member. Invite them to join you at an upcoming Girl Scout event, such as OMSI Family Science Night on April 10, 2023! 

Take Action

Girl Scouts know how to give back to their communities and make the world a better place by taking action! Take action during this year's Girl Scout Week by:

  • Working on a Take Action or Highest Awards project. Ready to learn more about becoming a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award Girl Scout? Check out these resources to help get you started.
  • Engaging in a National Service Project. Girl Scouts of the USA has a list of National Service Projects you can participate in on your own, or with your troop! Check out the list of ongoing service projects available to Girl Scouts around the country.
  • Earning a Girl Scout Citizen or Girl Scout Democracy badge or the Civic Leadership patch. Girl Scouts offers a handful of amazing badges that focus on civic engagement. Learn how you can be civically active in your community and practice your leadership skills today so you can become a leader of tomorrow!
  • Completing a birthday-themed service project. Girl Scouts can support their local community in celebrating Girl Scouts’ birthday by giving back at their local food bank and donating unopened birthday cake supplies!

Get Outdoors

Celebrate Girl Scouts in the great outdoors! Getting outside is such an important piece of the Girl Scout experience. What is your favorite way to get outdoors? Here are some ideas to get you inspired to spend some time outside:

  • Join in Girl Scouts' mission to protect the planet from the effects of climate change by participating in the Girl Scout Tree Promise.
  • Get started on your Girl Scouts Run the World patch! This GSOSW patch program will help you choose an active adventure, set a goal, practice positive self-talk and feel strong in your body. Plus, you’ll find a way to give back to the community as you reach your goal.
  • Go for a walk or a hike! Use the GSOSW Hike Selection Guide to figure out what type of hike you'd like to try.
  • Create a nature scavenger hunt and search your neighborhood with a buddy to find everything on the list.
  • Read an interview with a professional outdoorswoman in the Outdoor Career Exploration patch program.
  • Plant a seed or start a garden! In a few months, what you plant might fully bloom.

#Throwback Thursday

What is your favorite Girl Scout memory? Girl Scout Week is a great time to reflect back on all of the things you have accomplished so far as a Girl Scout, and all of the amazing friends you have made along the way! Share your favorite Girl Scout memory on social media and tag Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, so we can see all of the fun and inspiring ways that Girl Scouts have connected throughout the years! Make sure to use #GirlScoutWeek2023 #GirlScoutThrowback when posting.

Girl Scout Spirit Day, Girl Scout Jummah, Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat

Show off your Girl Scout pride all day long in your community by wearing your Girl Scout uniform, a favorite Girl Scout t-shirt, or maybe rock some Girl Scout green! Looking for something new to wear to represent your Girl Scout pride? Check out the Girl Scout Shop online for new stylish options!

Girl Scout Jummah and Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat are part of Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith. One of the best ways to participate in Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith is to plan a local event. Work with your house of worship to plan an event for the community or other Girl Scouts that may allow them to learn more about you, your own faith, and Girl Scouting.

Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat

Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat is part of Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith. One of the best ways to participate in Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith is to plan a local event. Work with your house of worship to plan an event for the community or other Girl Scouts that may allow them to learn more about you, your own faith, and Girl Scouting.