Girl Scout Week is celebrated each year during the month of March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday, ending with the Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12th which commemorates the day the organization was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.
Throughout its long and distinguished history, Girl Scouting has inspired more than 50 million girls and women to strive for the highest ideals of courage, confidence and character.
Girl Scouting takes an active role in increasing girls’ awareness of opportunities available to them today in the fields of math, science, sports, technology and other professional fields that can expand their horizons.
The Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey was formed in 2008 and capably delivers the optimal Girl Scout experience to over 28,000 young women and adults in Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren counties.
More than 2.7 million Girl Scouts nationwide, including in excess of 100,000 in the State of New Jersey, join in celebrating and rejoicing in this great American tradition with nearly 59 million who are former Girl Scouts and living proof of the impact of this amazing Movement.
The Hillsborough Township Committee applauds the commitment Girl Scouting has made to support the leadership development of America’s girls and proudly proclaims the week of March 10th -16th, 2019 as Girl Scout Week.