Girl Scouts’ birthday, March 12, commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 members in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts’ birthday, March 12.
In 2023, Girl Scout week will be celebrated March 12-18. Join us each day as we celebrate our worldwide sisterhood.
Sunday, March 12, 2023: Kick off Girl Scout Week—and celebrate Girl Scouts’ birthday— with an opportunity to attend your place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. If a place of worship is the group sponsor, girls may perform a service, such as greeting, ushering, or doing a flag ceremony. This is also a great time to explore other faiths. View bulletins and bulletin inserts here to use at your place of worship.
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast thanks Delegate and Girl Scout Alum Marcia Price for introducing and supporting a resolution to have Girl Scout Week acknowledged in Virginia in 2022, our 110th anniversary, and in each succeeding year!
A resolution is different from a proclamation. Here’s how they are different: A joint resolution may be initiated in either house and must have the concurrence of the both houses; a resolution expresses the sentiment of and is considered in the house in which it is introduced. Joint resolutions and resolutions do not have the force of law and do not require the signature of the Governor. A proclamation can be issued by the Governor at his discretion for noteworthy state or local events that deserve special recognition. Proclamations are not automatically renewed from year to year. You must submit a new proclamation for each year.
An excerpt from the 2022 Girl Scout Week Resolution:
WHEREAS, 2022 marks the 110th anniversary of the establishment of the Girl Scouts of the USA and offers a unique opportunity to recognize the achievements of Girl Scouts throughout the organization's history and inspire new generations of leaders in Scouting; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly designate the week of March 12, in 2022 and in each succeeding year, as Girl Scout Week in Virginia; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates transmit a copy of this resolution to the Girl Scouts of the USA so that members of the organization may be apprised of the sense of the General Assembly of Virginia in this matter; and, be it
RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates post the designation of this week on the General Assembly's website.