Girl Scout Sunday and Sabbath
Girl Scout Sunday and Sabbath occur during Girl Scout week. Girl Scout Week is March 11 –
March 17, 2012. Girl Scout Week begins on Sunday and concludes on the following Saturday.
Some religions observe Girl Scout Sunday on the Sunday beginning Girl Scout Week, while
other religions observe the Girl Scout Sabbath on the Friday or Saturday ending Girl Scout
week. This arrangement allows our membership of diverse faiths to celebrate on their
chosen day of worship.
The purpose of this special day is to emphasize the importance of the Girl Scout Promise:On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
Girl Scout Sunday and Sabbath provides a time for Girl Scouts to reflect upon the
importance of the words, “to serve God”.
The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is excited to celebrate the inaugural year of
the GSUSA national faith-based recognition, My Promise, My Faith. This new award gives
girls the opportunity to reflect upon the connections between Girl Scouting and their
Girls can earn this award each year they participate in Girl Scouts.
Here is an outline of the basic steps a girl must follow to complete the award:
1. Pick a line from the Girl Scout Law.
2. Interview a woman in your own or another faith-based community.
3. Find three inspirational quotes by women that fit with that line of the Girl Scout Law.
4. Make something, like a drawing, painting, or poster.
5. Make a commitment to live what you've learned.
**For the complete guidelines to this award, please see the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.**
Posted: Mar 8, 2012
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