Girl Scout Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to Girl Scouts. This organization brings together girls and women from all over the world with a rich, long history. The holiday is celebrated on March 12.
Girl Scout Day aims to raise public awareness of Girl Scouts and further promote the organization. Scouting is spread all over the world. Colonel Smyth Baden-Powell founded the scouting movement in Britain in 1907. In 1908 the book Scouting for Boys was published. The kids in the scouting organization went camping, learned important practical skills, and learned how to work as a team and help others. Much attention was paid to spending time outdoors and playing various games.
The Girl Scouts organization was founded a little later, in 1912. The founder is believed to be a woman named D.G. Lowe, better known by the pseudonym “Daisy. The first meeting was held in Savannah, initially there were only 18 participants. Gradually the organization grew and the term “Girl Scout” became as popular as “Boy Scout. Girls in the units learned many useful skills: first aid, sewing, cooking, and more. During fundraisers, they baked and sold cookies on the street, which people quickly bought up.
Today the scouting movement is in demand among young people, as it is the best way of active recreation and interesting pastime.
- Today the Girl Scouts are an organization of more than 3.5 million. girls all over the world.
- Since its inception, the organization has had about 50 million members. girls and women.
- The motto of scouting is “Be prepared!”
How to celebrate
Learn more about the activities of the Girl Scouts this day. Celebrating Girl Scout Day is a great reason to encourage your children to become members and gain the knowledge and skills they need.
Spread the word on social media. Ask users if they were part of the scouting movement and what their impressions of being in the organization were.
When is Girl Scout Day celebrated in 2024?
Girl Scout Day is observed on March 12 each year.