Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary
GSUSA has declared Girl Scouts’ centennial year “The Year of The Girl.” In 2012 we will celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting with activities and events that exemplify our mission and ideals.
We invite all of our girls and volunteers to join us each month by doing take-action projects on different themes. How you choose to participate is up to you. You can try one of our suggested activities or come up with one of your own.
Let us know how your troop or Juliette is celebrating this momentous milestone in Girl Scout history!
JANUARY - Celebrating Our Heritage
- Explore 100 years of camping techniques, old and new, at Camp Azalea Trails
- Collect old Girl Scout photos to be put together into a 100th Anniversary scrapbook
- Create quilt squares representing a favorite Girl Scout moment or ideal. Squares can be sewn into quilts to be displayed in each of our offices.
- Welcome baby girls born on Girl Scouts anniversary with welcome basket
- Make a regional time capsule to be opened 50 years from now in a special alumnae celebration.
- Organize a Girl Scout flash mob
FEBRUARY - Helping Other Kids
- Help send 100 girls to Girl Scout camp
- Hold a book drive to benefit kids in homeless shelters, women’s shelters and schools
- Become a pen pal for kids in areas devastated by natural disasters (Japan, Alabama, etc.).
- Create a birthday party in a box with cake, candles and decorations for donations to local food banks
MARCH - Partnering with Our Community
- Partner with a local business organization for a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award project.
- Create or work in a community garden to supply fresh produce for local neighborhoods.
- Help pick fruit from private family orchards for donation to local food pantries
- Volunteer to run a water station for a charitable event like a Walkathon or Race for the Cure.
APRIL - Helping Those in Need
- Hold a clothing drive – collect 100 garments for local shelters
- Hold a shoe drive – partner with TOM’s shoes to send 100 pairs to needy children
- Collect 100 non-perishable food items for local pantries
- Volunteer to serve in a local soup kitchen or food pantry
MAY - Honoring Our Military
- Write 100 thank you cards to deployed military
- Create care packages to be shipped through Soldier’s Angels
- Do a troop fundraising activity to buy 100 cups of coffee through Cup of Joe for a Joe
- Volunteer for a day as a Council at Operation Gratitude
- Hold a flag retirement ceremony
JUNE - Caring for Our Elderly
- Hold a luncheon or tea social for a senior center or home for the elderly
- Volunteer to read, play games or do crafts at a senior center or home for the elderly
- Ask elderly women to tell stories of when they were Girl Scouts. Take photos and write down their stories to share with other scouts.
- Volunteer as a troop to help an elderly neighbor with yard projects.
JULY - Caring for our Animal Friends
- Help 100 pets get adopted from local animal shelters
- Volunteer at an animal shelter or rescue agency
- Help education others on animal care and owner responsibility
- Make pet toys to be donated to shelters and rescue groups
- Foster a pet for a local adoption group
AUGUST - Protecting Our Environment
- Plant 100 trees, plants or flowers or packets of seeds to help the eco system
- Recycle 100 pounds of plastics, newspapers and cans
- Clean up your neighborhood with a trash pick-up day
SEPTEMBER - Paying It Forward
- Hold a recruitment fair to introduce new girls or volunteers to Girl Scouts
- Make a fun video showing what’s fun and interesting about being a Girl Scout. Show that video at a school or community event.
- Adopt a new Girl Scout troop to mentor.
- Help raise donations of used uniforms and books to help troops in need.