Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) will join councils across the country in celebrating National Girl Scout Week March 6-12.
National Girl Scout Week marks a week-long celebration leading up to Girl Scouts’ birthday on March 12. Girl Scouts’ birthday is a special one this year, as it marks the organization’s 110th anniversary. That’s 110 years of girls breaking down barriers, accomplishing their goals and tackling issues in their communities.
GSHPA has many activities planned for National Girl Scout Week, including a social media campaign to honor current members and alumnae. Beginning March 7 leading up to the 110th anniversary on March 12, GSHPA will share a Girl Scout memory every day on their social media platforms to showcase local Girl Scouts of present and past and the impact scouting has had on their lives. GSHPA encourages all members and alumnae to complete the 110th anniversary Girl Scout memory form for a chance to be featured in the campaign.
GSHPA is also hosting a Girl Scout Spirit Week with suggested activities for girls to do from March 6-12. Each day will have a specific theme with a prompt or challenge for girls to answer or complete. Themes include Girl Scout Sunday, Girl Scout Spirit Day, International Women’s Day, Get Outdoors, Throwback Thursday, Eat. Share. Care. and Girl Scouts’ 110th Birthday.
GSHPA will have its annual Girl Scout Cookie Mega Drop on March 12 when almost 404,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies will be delivered to locations in Harrisburg, Selinsgrove, Scranton and York. The Mega Drop is an all-day distribution event where Girl Scout troops stop at a distribution site near them to collect cookies to provide to their customers.
Finally, GSHPA will wrap up National Girl Scout Week on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. when Girl Scout members and alumnae will gather on the steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol to watch the lights on the Lt. Governor’s Balcony turn green in honor of Girl Scouts’ 110th anniversary. Those interested in attending this free event can register now and custom 110th anniversary coloring pages, as well as 110th anniversary challenge activity sheets, are available for girls to complete. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Girl Scout attire and bring their decorated coloring pages, troop signs and banners for a photo-op.
GSHPA looks forward to celebrating this special week and honoring its many members and alumnae who have helped shape Girl Scouts into the organization it is today.