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How to Celebrate

Every year we call to action Girl Scouts everywhere to commit to seven days of Girl Scout spirit and accompanying activities—whether girls have time for them this week or want to take them on in the months to come. After all, being a Girl Scout isn’t just for special occasions!

Whether you’re a Girl Scout alum, a current member, a dedicated volunteer, or you simply have an extraordinary Girl Scout in your life, you’re an important part of the Girl Scout family. And you know what families do together? Celebrate!

And Girl Scout Week is definitely something to celebrate.

We want to see what you're doing each day of Girl Scout Week! Remember to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and we could feature you on social media!

Tag us @gs_gstx. Use hashtags #gsgst and #BecauseOfGirlScouts to be included in the all the Girl Scout Spirit fun!

Sunday - March 12th

March 12th – Girl Scout Sunday AND Girl Scout's 111th Birthday!

Wear your Girl Scout uniform to your local place of worship!

Earn your My Promise, My Faith Award. Work with your family and faith leaders to earn the pin to celebrate the connection between the Girl Scout Promise and Law and your faith. Wear your Girl Scout uniform to worship. Talk with your Girl Scout sisters and family to connect with a local place of worship and learn about how Girl Scouts can be represented on Girl Scout Sunday. To help you engage your community of worship during Girl Scout Week, downloadable assets for bulletins and inserts are available here!

My Promise, My Faith One Page Info flyer: Check out the Volunteer Toolkit for a more in depth how to guide. 

Throw a birthday party with your Girl Scout sisters! 

There are plenty of ways to celebrate our 111th birthday. Create your own plan or find some ideas below. Happy Birthday to us!

  • Host a tea party with your troop! The first 18 Girl Scouts gathered with Juliette Gordon Lowe on March 12, 1912 to have the first Girl Scout meeting while sipping tea. We love a good recreation!
  • Host a service project by creating Birthday-in-a-bags to donate to children in local foster care, domestic violence shelters, or homeless shelters. Some items could include party hats, decorations like streamers, banners and balloons, candles, cake in a mug, frosting, a gift card and a handmade birthday card.
  • Make new friends! Invite a non-Girl Scout member to your Girl Scout birthday party or your next troop meeting to show her all she has to look forward to as a Girl Scout!

Don't forget to show us how you're celebrating on social media for a chance to be featured through our channels!

Monday - March 13th

March 13th – Man Enough Monday!

Are you a Proud Girl Scout Dad or do you know of a special male Adult Girl Scout Volunteer? On Man Enough Monday we recognize all of our special Adult Volunteers who stand behind their girls and support the best organization designed by and made by girls. Are you a dad/male figure wanting to take this journey with your changemaker? Contact a recruiter today to get more info on the role you can play in your daughter's Green Girl Scout world! 

Join us for a Do-Dad Take Action Day on March 11th at Camp Bayview! Register here 

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Tuesday - March 14th

March 14th – Take Action Tuesday!

Behind every Girl Scout is a role model leading her down the Green Path. We want to thank ALL the important people in our Girl Scout's lives. Whether they're a troop leader or a troop supporter, we want to hear about the influential adults that are shaping the leaders of tomorrow. 

Girl Scouts aren't the only ones taking action. Parents, troop leaders, cookie managers, the snack coordinator- everyone has a role to play and everyone makes a difference! "It takes a village" rings true in our world. 

We invite both Girl Scouts AND/OR adult members to fill out our Appreciation Form for any person that comes to mind that you wish you could thank. Someone that has made the Girl Scout Experience possible even with the smallest act of kindness. Check back with us in April for all the ways we'll be highlighting during Volunteer Appreciation Month!

There are many ways to "Take Action" as a Girl Scout Volunteer or Parent. Here are some suggestions:

  • Encourage your Girl Scout to earn a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award. Take an upcoming training with her. Check out the calendar here
  • Have a special talent or expertise? Reach out to us at to let our Program Team know how to connect with you for an upcoming council event as a special guest.
  • Become a volunteer (if you're not one already)! Did you know there's multiple ways to volunteer with Girl Scouts? Either on a troop level or council level! 
    • Troop: Leader, Co-Leader, Cookie/Fall Product Manager, Treasurer, Event Coordinator, Service Unit roles, etc.
    • Council: Short term volunteers for council events/outdoor experiences, committee member, volunteer recruiter, etc.

GSGST is now partnered with Americorps for incentivized opportunities. Please follow the landing page for more info. 

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Wednesday - March 15th

March 15th- We LOVE Girl Scouts Wednesday!

Whether you're in school, on Spring Break vacation, or lounging at home, wear your Girl Scout pride (uniform preferred but a fun Girl Scout shirt does the trick! No shirt? WEAR GREEN!) all day! We have a special treat- wear your uniform at any participating Peter Piper Pizza location and receive a *free fun patch and a *free ice cream cone! Got dinner plans? Mention Girl Scouts at the register and Peter Piper Pizza will donate 15% of the funds to your local Service Unit!

*while supplies last and with purchase. 

Participating locations: All RGV, Corpus Christi, Victoria, and Laredo locations. EXCLUDING 4411 Hwy 83 South location (Laredo).

Dont forget to tag us in your Girl Scout Proud pictures on social media!

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Thursday - March 16th

March 16th – Thankful Thursday!

 At Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas we value all of our amazing program partners and recognize the contributions they make in developing girl leaders. Their commitment to providing quality, exclusive experiences for our members is deeply appreciated. Do you know a valuable organization that offers expertise that would benefit our Girls? Submit a lead request form and our Program Department will reach out to make a connection! 

Program Partnership sneak peeks:

  • Corpus Christi Hooks
  • Corpus Christi Ice Rays
  • Gellman Stained Glass Museum
  • Gladys Porter Zoo
  • International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS)
  • KJ Equestrian
  • National Butterfly Center
  • Oso Bay Wetlands
  • RGV Vipers
  • South Padre Island Beach Waterpark
  • TAMUCC Islanders Athletic Department
  • Texas Zoo
  • UTRGV Athletic Department

As a way of saying THANK YOU we encourage you to share a picture with us on social media from your favorite Program Partner experience/event!

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Friday - March 17th

March 17th- Future is Female Friday!

Girl Scouts know how to give back to their communities and make the world a better place by taking action! There are a million ways you can Take Action but here are our suggestions:
Work towards earning your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award- the highest achievment a Girl Scout can make! Learn more here but also plan to attend any of our upcoming trainings by visiting our website calendar here
Engage 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.
Earn 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!
The future is yours, Girl Scouts! How do you plan to conquer it?
We invite our Graduating Girl Scouts to fill out this form so we can be sure to feature you and your Girl Scout experience in May. Looking towards the future, while inspiring your younger {Girl Scout} sisters. 
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Saturday - March 18th

Girl Scout Sabbath AND Spirit Saturday!

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. Here are some helpful resources for your planning! 

Let's end the best week of the year the only way Girl Scouts know how- in the great Outdoors! Wear that Girl Scout gear, be prepared, and head outdoors with your family to show the world you're in this together. Visit a local state park, volunteer with a humane society to do a doggie day field trip, go for a run. Whatever it is- do it with courage, confidence, and character. 

The Girl Scout Spirit can always be found in the outdoors! Have you registered for any of our amazing outdoor experiences yet? Visit our website calendar to find the next Camping or Outdoor opportunity for your Adventurer!