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The Girl Scout Week in Review


Girl Scout Week was often a focal point for Girl Scout troops as they rounded out their year. Beginning in 1933, at first, Girl Scout Week was in October to honor the birth month of the founder of Girl Scouting, Juliette Low. However, that changed in 1955, to the days surrounding March 12th, the official first day of Girl Scouting back in 1912. Each day of the week had a special focus and local newspapers often carried photographs of girls in full uniform performing tasks - ready for the camera. Girls were expected to wear their uniforms each day of Girl Scout Week, starting with the Girl Scout Sabbath, when girls in uniform were often given special acknowledgement from the church pulpit.

1934 Girl Scout Week
Sunday - Reverence
Monday - Homemaking
Tuesday - Handicraft
Wednesday - Thrift
Thursday - Hostess
Friday - Community Service
Saturday - Health
A 1950 Girl Scout Week
Sunday: Girl Scout Sunday
Monday: Homemaking Day
Tuesday: Citizenship Day
Wednesday: Home and Safety Day
Thursday: International Friendship Day
Friday: Arts and Crafts Day
Saturday: Out-of-Doors Day
1960 Girl Scout Week
Sunday - Girl Scout Sunday
Monday - Homemaking Day
Tuesday - Citizenship Day
Wednesday - Health and Safety Day
Thursday - International Friendship Day
Friday - Arts & Crafts Day
Saturday - Out-of-Door Day

Girl Scout Week Official Themes

1954 - Know your neighbors - know your nation

1979 - Find The Gift In Every Child