Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What Girl Scouts Can Do on Memorial Day!

Memorial Day is not just the unofficial start of the summer, but a day for us to honor and remember those men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.


The third line of the Girl Scout Promise states “…to serve God and my Country...” Memorial Day is a great day, for us as Girl Scouts, to remember others who have served our country. How do we do this? This year, Memorial Day is Monday, May 27! 

  • Start out the day by participating in your community’s Memorial Day Parade… Wave your flags high and march forward with honor wearing your Girl Scout Uniform. If you are looking for a flag, the GSNC Resource Room usually has some flags for loan, but get there early otherwise they may not have anything left. 

  • If your town has a monument to those who served, have your Troop make wreathes and hold a ceremony to place those wreathes at the monument or simply take a Troop trip to that monument to reflect and respect those who served.

  • Spend the day with your family and friends… Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer and it should be spent enjoying the outdoors with your friends and family. Maybe get your Troop together and work on your cooking badge, like Junior Simple Meal badge or the Ambassador Dinner Party badge, by planning a BBQ for the Troop and its family members.

If you are looking for Memorial Day resources for your Troop visit the GSNC Resource Room or visit the GSNC “Tis the Season” Pinterest Board.

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