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International Day of the Girl Week is Oct. 7-14, 2023

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Join us for a weeklong celebration of International Day of the Girl by giving back to our community. The Girl Scout motto, Do a Good Turn Daily, will have even more meaning this week as our Girl Scouts make a difference in our communities by participating in community service projects throughout the council. 

From preparing boxes at the Houston Food Bank to volunteering with other service agencies, our girls and adults will make a HUGE impact in the Greater Houston area and surrounding counties.

International Day of the Girl is an annual and internationally recognized observance on Oct. 11 that celebrates girls and amplifies their voices. As the largest girl‐led organization, Girl Scouts supports girls on their path to making a difference in the community and beyond. 

While girls can participate in scheduled council-sponsored community service activities, Girl Scout Communities and troops can also host individual service projects to impact their surrounding community. This will allow girls to make meaningful change in their neighborhoods, faith communities, and schools.

Join us in celebrating this day and participate in one or more of the activities below during Oct. 7-14.

Do a Good Turn Daily!

Sign up for one of the council-sponsored community service activities or work within your troop or Community to give back to the community. If you need some help deciding what your troop can do, check out some of these ideas:

Community Service Activities & Ideas
  • Birthday Box for an area women’s shelter or foster group home
  • Decorating lunch bags for Kid’s Meals
  • Host a children’s book drive
  • Clean a community garden or start a garden for an area school
  • And much more!

After deciding what you want to do to celebrate International Day of the Girl, let us know so we can share your story.

Houston Food Bank Community Service Activities

Select one of the dates you would like to participate in a community service activity at the Houston Food Bank. Next, set up a volunteer account and register each person who will participate in the activity. Parents are welcome. 

All volunteers - girls and adults - must complete a waiver to participate.


Day of the Girl patch

Participate in a community service activity during International Day of the Girl Week and be one of first 2,000 girls who let us know how they have given back to their community. You will receive a FREE Day of the Girl patch! Be sure to place your order to receive your patch.

Spirit Days

Every day during Day of the Girl Week, our council will also participate in Girl Scout Spirit Week. Consider one of the ideas below.

Spirit Day Ideas

Girls are encouraged to: 

  • Wear Girl Scout uniforms to schools.
  • Organize a group to serve as the “sticker squad” for their school. Get permission from the school to station greeters in uniform with stickers at the school’s entrance doors (don’t forget the bus entrance) in the morning. The sticker squad should greet the students and offer them a sticker. This is the perfect opportunity to pass out our Day of the Girl stickers to promote the Community’s upcoming recruitment events! Day of the Girl stickers are available from your assigned council staff team.
  • Wear their uniform while doing a Girl Scout community service activity. Take lots of pictures. Place a Girl Scout community service yard sign at the site promoting the community event. These signs are available through your assigned council staff.
  • Post their pictures on social media using #GSSJCdayofthegirl23.