March 12 is the birthday of Girl Scouting! This is the day the first Girl Scout meeting was held in the United States in 1912. The first troop consisted of Juliette Low, two other adults and 18 girls.
Juliette's niece, Daisy Gordon, was the first girl registered in America. The week containing Girl Scout birthday is known as Girl Scout Week. The Saturday and Sunday of the week that includes March 12 are designated as Girl Scout Sabbath and Girl Scout Sunday. During this week, troops should make a special effort to celebrate Girl Scouting.
This year, your troop can recognize Girl Scout Week by asking your religious organization to place the Girl Scout bulletin insert, designed by Brownie Girl Scout Troop 9161 of Deatsville, on Girl Scout Sunday or Sabbath. Girl Scout Sunday is March 8, 2009 and Girl Scout Sabbath is March 14, 2009. The inserts are free, however they are limited, so make sure to put your order in quickly! Orders can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed or mailed to either service center. Download the entry form at www.girlscoutssa.org/forms/Communications/Bulletin_Insert_Form.pdf.