Tuesday, May 20, 2014

How to… Honor Memorial Day as a Girl Scout!

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.

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have served our country. This year, Memorial Day is Monday, May 26

How do we do this?

  • Did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? One way to honor Memorial Day is to learn the history behind the holiday.
  • Start out the day by participating in your community’s Memorial Day Parade…  Wear your Girl Scout Uniform, present your Girl Scout Troop’s banner, wave your flags high and march forward with honor. Remember to take tons of pictures and share them with us on GSNC’s Facebook.
  • If your town has a monument to those who served, take a Troop trip to that monument to reflect and respect those who served… Before your trip, have your Girl Scouts research the history of the monument. When was the monument placed? Are there specific people whom it honors?
  • 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 “Holiday Cheer” Pinterest Board.

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