GS Birthday


Today marks the the 99th Birthday of Girl Scouts of the USA. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low and two other women met with 18 girls to form the first Girl Scout troop in the United States. Each year, Girl Scouts celebrate the birthday of that first Girl Scout meeting for an entire week, and the week in which March 12 falls is recognized as Girl Scout Week.

Did you know?
  • The first Girl Scout troop had 18 members. By now, more than 50 million women have become Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts of the USA is now the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls with 3.7 million girl and adult members. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
  • Founder Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low was born October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Ga., and was known for her sense of humor, love for animals, social consciousness and artistic skills.
  • On October 14, 2005, Juliette Gordon Low was immortalized in a bronze-and-granite medallion as part of a national monument in Washington that pays tribute to great Americans who created enduring change in the world.
  • As the Junior Girl Scout Handbook reads, "Juliette Gordon Low gave the girls in the earliest Girl Scout troops lots of freedom to plan the activities and projects that  they wanted to do. She in turn would do her best to help them complete what they had started."  

Show your pride and wear your Girl Scout green

on Saturday, March 12!


Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath  
Each year in March, Girl Scouts of all faiths join together to celebrate the spiritual side of Girl Scouting. The Interfaith Committee in Scouting invites you to celebrate Girl Scout Sunday and/or Sabbath at the service of your choice.


Protestant Service
Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, 206 Flintstone, Canyon Lake, 78133
Sunday, March 13 -- 10:15 a.m. sign in with service at 10:50 a.m.


Catholic Services
San Fernando Cathedral, 115 West Main Plaza, San Antonio, 78205 
Sunday, March 13 -- 9:30 a.m. sign in with mass at 10:00 a.m.

St. Anthony, 16505 Kilowatt Rd, Elmendorf, 78112  
Sunday, March 13 -- 10:30 a.m. sign in with mass at 11:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, 13715 Riggs Rd, Helotes, 78023  
Sunday, March 13 -- 4:00 p.m. sign in with mass at 4:30 p.m.


Jewish Service
Agudas Acheim, 16550 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, 78248
Friday, March 25 -- 7:00 p.m.

Please note: Special patches will be available at each event for purchase. GSSWT and GSUSA do not endorse or promote any particular philosophy or religious belief. The motivating force in Girl Scouting is spiritual, and the ways in which members identify and fulfill their spiritual beliefs are personal and private. 

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