It’s Girl Scout Week 2016! Every March, the Girl Scouts honor long standing traditions and countless Girl Scouts all over the country for one week during the month.
Girl Scout Week starts with Girl Scout Sunday (this year it’s March 6) and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12. The Girl Scout Birthday on March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. This year, 2016, represents their 104th birthday!
The official Girl Scout slogan, “Do a good turn daily”, coined in 1912, serves to remind girls to make positive contributions in the lives of others. Every day of Girl Scout Week 2016 highlights a theme important to the Girl Scouts:
During this week, BYOU Magazine will support and celebrate by featuring some of the Girl Scout Gold Award honorees from our home state of Colorado! The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities-and beyond. Check our blog daily to read about amazing girls doing amazing things!
BYOU Magazine Celebrity Empowerment Panel at Girl Scouts Girltopia (shown left to right: BYOU Mag founder Debra Gano, Laura Marano, Peyton List, Madison Pettis, Kelli Berglund, Katherine McNamara, Olivia Holt, Allisyn Arm)
Here at BYOU Magazine we are big Girl Scout fans; BYOU Magazine’s founder and publisher/editor-in-chief Debra Gano is a former Girl Scout and was a featured speaker at the Girl Scout National Convention in Houston for the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary celebration — and Debra’s daughter Ella is a current Girl Scout Cadette!
BYOU Magazine sponsors and participates in many Girl Scout events — like Girltopia (where we held two celebrity empowerment panels featuring panelists like Laura Marano, Olivia Holt, Katherine McNamara, Bethany Mota, Kelli Berglund, Peyton List, Madison Pettis, and more – see pics) , and in fact, we were a sponsor for the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Rock The Mall event in Washington DC where we brought in our current cover girls, Disney stars Audrey Whitby and Allison Arm, to meet the 200,000+ Girl Scouts attending!
Check BYOUmagazine.com/blog for some inspiring stories of Girl Scout Gold Award Honorees:
- 2016 Gold Award Honoree Emma Hesse
- 2016 Gold Award Honoree Amy Nelson
- 2016 Gold Award Honoree Cassidy Klein
- 2015 Gold Award Honoree Kirsten Brandes
- 2015 Gold Award Honoree Joanna Hua
- 2015 Gold Award Honoree Elizabeth Acker
Wishing all Girl Scouts a Happy Girl Scout Week and we thank you for making the world a better place!
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