Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

Whether you are one of the millions of alums who we hope will reengage with our movement, one of the thousands of Girl Scout staffers across the Nation, proud to be a part of this monumental birthday, or one girl who has joined the growing ranks of girls and women across the country who recognize that this is THE YEAR OF THE GIRL.

Take the time today to really think about what a brave undertaking Juliette Gordon Low committed herself to accomplish 100 years ago today.

Take a few minutes and shout out the Girl Scout Promise and Law as we all recommit ourselves to advocating for girls everywhere.

Take the ToGetHerThere Pledge and join us in insuring that Girl Scouts will be around for the next 100 years with the same vigor, honor, courage, confidence and character that we have over the last 100 years.

Here are a few fun ways to celebrate being 100 years!

Local 100th Birthday Celebrations: Participate in your local area 100th Birthday celebrations going on in your community throughout the month of March

Recreate the Historic Girl Scout Call: In 1912, Girl Scout founder Juliette Low made a historic telephone call, which led to the March 12, 1912, gathering of the first Girl Scout troop. Recreate “The Call” in the new millennium via smart phone.

Girl Scout Sunday/Sabbath: March 17 – 18, 2012 – Attend your place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout (as an individual or group)! Perform a service, such as greeting, ushering, or doing a flag ceremony.

Community Service: Be sure to make community service a part of your celebration. Whether it’s committing to the Forever Green project or coming up with an idea that expresses your troop and community needs.

Girl Scout Polished: Paint your nails green during Girl Scout week! A fabulous and fun green shade will show everyone you support Girl Scouts!

Wear Your Green with Pride:
Show your Girl Scout spirit by wearing your Girl Scout uniform, Girl Scout apparel, or the color green on March 12th and throughout Girl Scout Week.

 Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

Pam Kovacevich
CEO, Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

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