Girl Scouts Texas Oklahoma Plains 100th Anniversary Patch
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA and earn the official GS-TOP 100th Anniversary Council patch! This patch is an earned award and is available only to those girls and adults who complete the requirements listed. This patch may be earned between October 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012 and will be available for purchase in council shops during that time. (Girls and adults may also want to purchase GSUSA’s souvenir celebration patch so their collection will be complete). This patch is available for purchase in the Council Shops or online.
Requirements fall under four categories. Girls must complete 2 activities from each category OR Girls must complete 8 total activities from any combination of these categories. At least four starred activities must be completed. Requirements are list below or you can click here for a printable page.
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Be sure to wear your uniform or clothing that clearly identifies you as a Girl Scout
Participate in a parade with your Girl Scout troop or Service Unit. Be sure to wear your uniform or clothing that clearly identifies you as a Girl Scout!
• Attend your place of worship on Girl Scout Sabbath or Girl Scout Sunday (Sunday, March 11, 2012)
• Attend an official Girl Scout Day at a sporting event (as listed in the Council Events Calendar)
• Contact local media to tell them what you or your troop is doing to celebrate the 100th
• Organize a Girl Scout flag ceremony for your school on a Girl Scout Special Day (Juliette Low’s birthday, October 31; World Thinking Day, February 22; Girl Scout Birthday, March 12). Be sure to invite girls of all ages to participate and ask them to wear their uniform. Be sure to alert the local media to the ceremony. Visit www.gs-top.org for information on correct flag etiquette
Participate in fun and exciting activities that help you discover things about yourself and the world, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place.
Participate in the Stand UP and Be Counted on March 12, 2012
• Attend a 100th Anniversary Service Unit event
• Attend either a state or national 100th Anniversary event
• Celebrate Girl Scout week, March 11 – 17, 2012. Discover the meaning of each day as listed in the 1953 Girl Scout Handbook and do at least two of the activities:
Sunday was Girl Scout Sunday
Take part in a religious service, wear your Girl Scout uniform. Say or sing grace at a meal.
• Find out something about Juliette Low that you didn’t previously know about her. She was a woman of many talents including skills in metalworking, sculpture, oil painting, china painting and so much more. She loved dramatics and animals. Try your hand at one of the activities found at www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/history/low_biography/
Participate in 100 Days of Service between February 22 and June 1, 2012.
Click here for more details about 100 Days of Service and for a listing of resources. Plan to implement your service during this time in any of our 3 impact areas:
Reducing Hunger - complete at least one project in this area
Reducing Poverty – complete at least one project in this area
Sustaining the Environment – complete at least one project in this area
• Complete a (Daisy/Brownie) Journeys Take Action project; (Junior) Bronze, (Cadette) Silver or (Senior/Ambassador) Gold Award project
• Participate in at least one patriotic service project such as honoring the military on Veteran’s Day, a remembrance for the 10th Anniversary of 911 (September 11, 2011 is the anniversary date), 4th of July parade in your community, a patriotic decoration and card for veterans living in nursing homes, holiday cards for the military, etc.
• Younger girls may want to create beautiful valentine cards for former Girl Scouts living in nursing homes or assisted living centers and deliver them with a Brownie smile!
We're documenting the hours spent during our 100 Days of Service!
During your project, be sure to document where you helped out, how many participated, as well as how many hours were spent on the project.
Plus, take pictures and video!!! You can upload them to us when you report your hours.
Check our 100 Days of Service page often to view our progress of hours spent as well as photos of everyone's projects!
Connect with Girl Scout alumnae and get them re-engaged in the Girl Scout Movement.
Find at least 5 women who were Girl Scouts as girls and invite them to attend a Girl Scout meeting, event, or celebration – especially the March 12th Stand UP and Be Counted events in your area! Be sure to give them the Alumnae “Once a Girl Scout, Always a Girl Scout” contact card.
• Host a cupcake party for the teachers at your school. Find out who were Girl Scouts and ask them to tell you their favorite Girl Scout memory. Write it down and share the stories with each other, local newspapers and your Council!
• Visit a local nursing home and take Daisy flowers to all of the women who live there – and maybe the staff too! Be sure to tell them about our founder, Juliette Low, and how she got her nickname. While you are there, find out who were Girl Scouts and thank them for preparing the way for you.
• During the Girl Scout Cookie sale, collect information on women who were former Girl Scouts and invite them to participate in the March 12th Rededication Ceremony (be sure to have a good supply of flyers with you!)
• Invite former Girl Scouts to a troop meeting to view the classic film “The Golden Eaglet” (www.youtube.com). Ask your guests to share some of her Girl Scout experiences. Some questions you might ask: was she a girl or adult member? What were some of the things she did in Girl Scouting? What did she do when she went camping? How did she celebrate World Thinking Day?
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