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. Girls
can join in the festivities on three specially designated dates (or a
day of your choosing):
Girl Scout Sunday: Sunday March 12, 2023
Jummah: Friday March 17, 2023
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, your girls
can honor those meaningful connections in lots of ways! Check out
these resources to help you plan, promote and carry out your event
with your faith partner.
Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith Flyers: Add your event details to
these customizable fliers and ask your faith partner to share in
their newsletter or bulletin.
Scouts Celebrate Faith (general)
Sample Order of Service Ideas: Encourage your girls to play
an active role in your house of worship’s service! Work with your
faith partner to select the best options for your event. Click
here for service ideas.
Activities Tip Sheet: Try one of these
activities before or after the worship service and during Girl
Scout Week. As always, team up with your faith partner to find an
option that works for everyone.
PowerPoint Inserts: Customize these sample
PowerPoint slides and ask if your faith partner can include
them in a worship service slide show to promote your event.
Sample Prayers: Share these sample
Girl Scout-focused prayers and sample speech with your faith
partner. Please work with your faith partner to identify the best
options for your event.
Iron-On Embroidered Patches: Make your Girl Scouts Celebrate
Faith event something your troop won’t forget—with a patch! Patches
are available at your
council store and include: Girl Scout Sunday, Girl Scout
Jummah, Girl Scout Sabbath and Girl Scout Faith (for any faith
celebration or faith event, including interfaith).
Here are some additional tips for planning your event.
- Work closely with your faith partner. Teaming up will help
event planning and promotion go smoothly and deepen the connection
between your troop and your faith partner.
- Start early.
Houses of worship will appreciate the extra time to incorporate your
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 your faith partner. You might do a service project
or host a cookie booth and/or cookies and punch reception after the
service —check out the activities tip sheet for more ideas.
- Promote your event. Spread the word through social media and
neighborhood channels. Ask your faith partner to promote the event
in their newsletters or bulletins. And give your Girl Scout council
a heads up too: they may amplify through their channels.
- Thank your faith partner after the event. Faith partners will
appreciate a note of thanks after your event, especially one they
can share with their community.
Be sure to adhere to all social health guidelines when
planning/executing these activities. Have an idea you want to
share? E-mail Alberta Swain.
Want to tag your Girl Scout Sunday photos so we can share them on
social media? Use hashtag #GSSundayP2P.
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Scout Sunday Bulletin Inserts
If you are interested in a customized bulletin insert for use
throughout the year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.