Girl Scout Week is a time when we shout our Girl Scout pride from the rooftops! It’s also a time when many troops celebrate the connections between Girl Scouting and their faith, learn more about other faiths, and thank faith partners for their support throughout the year. Girl Scouts can join in the festivities on three specially designated dates (or a day of your choosing):
- Girl Scout Sunday: Sunday, March 12, 2023
- Girl Scout Jummah: Friday, March 17, 2023
- Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat: Friday, March 17–Saturday, March 18, 2023
Whether they participate in a worship service, plan an activity before or after the service, or organize a service project, Girl Scouts can honor those meaningful connections in lots of ways! Check out these resources to help plan, promote, and carry out a virtual or in-person event with a faith partner. Bilingual resources included.
Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith Fliers: Add event details to these
customizable fliers and ask a faith partner to share in their
newsletter or bulletin.
Girl Scout Sunday (PDF)
Girl Scout Jummah (PDF)
Girl Scout Sabbath (PDF)
Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith (PDF)
Order of Service Ideas: Encourage Girl Scouts to play an active
role in a house of worship’s service! Work with a faith partner to
select the best options for the event.
Sample Service Ideas (PDF)
Activities Tip Sheet: Try one of these activities before or
after a worship service and during Girl Scout Week (check out the tips
below for more!). As always, team up with a faith partner to find an
option that works for everyone.
Pre-and Post-Service Ideas (PDF)
PowerPoint Inserts: Customize these sample PowerPoint slides
and ask if a faith partner can include them in a worship service slide
show to promote an event. (Spanish slides available).
PowerPoint Slides Inserts (PPTX)
Prayers: Share these sample Girl Scout-focused prayers and
sample speech with a faith partner.
Sample Prayers (PDF)
Iron-On Embroidered Patches: Make a Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith event something your troop won’t forget—with a patch! Patches are available at GSNI’s council store or the online Girl Scout Shop and include Girl Scout Sunday, Girl Scout Jummah, Girl Scout Sabbath, Girl Scout Shabbat, and Girl Scout Faith (for any faith celebration or faith event, including interfaith).
Tips for Planning a Memorable Event
- Work closely with a faith partner. Teaming up will help event planning and promotion go smoothly and deepen the connection between the troop and the faith part.
- Start early. Houses of worship will appreciate the extra time to incorporate an event into their worship schedule!
Include pre- and post-activities. Events before and after the
worship service are a great way to share the benefits of Girl
Scouting with faith families and give back to a faith partner.
Depending on your area’s COVID guidelines, you might host a cookie
booth and/or cookies and punch reception after the service or do a
service project—check out the activities tip sheet for more.
Promote the event. Spread the word through social media and
neighborhood channels. Ask a faith partner to promote the event in
their newsletters or bulletins. Give GSNI a heads up, too. We may be
able to amplify through our channels.
- Thank a faith partner after the event. Faith partners will appreciate a note of thanks after the event, especially one they can share with their community.
Be sure to check out the My Promise, My Faith pin and Religious Recognitions.
Learn more about Girl Scouts and faith.
Share your Girl Scout faith partnership stories and photos with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These resources include virtual/socially distant celebration options. Be sure to check GSNI’s and your community’s safety guidelines.