Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Girl Scout Sunday in Williamsburg

Each year, Girl Scouts across the country commemorate the birthday of Girl Scouts during Girl Scout Week. This year’s celebration of the 103rd birthday of Girl Scouts kicked off on March 8 with Girl Scout Sunday, a day of recognition for Girl Scouts in their place of worship. On Sunday, 40 Williamsburg Girl Scouts who meet at Stone House Presbyterian Church in Toano shared Girl Scouting with the church’s congregation by participating in the service.

Girl Scout Troops 1347, 1382, 1538 and 4117 during
Girl Scout Sunday at Stone House Presbyterian Church
Members of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 4117 and Girl Scout Senior Troop 1538 served as ushers and greeters during the service. They also volunteered in the nursery and helped teach Sunday School. A Girl Scout Daisy from Troop 1347 read the call to worship, and a Girl Scout Brownie from Troop 1382 led the responsive reading, which was the Girl Scout Promise and Law Litany.

Following the worship service, Girl Scouts hosted a cookies and milk reception for the congregation. The cookies and milk were served by the members of Girl Scout Troop 1058.

Everything that girls do in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which includes many of the principles and values common to most faiths. At all levels of Girl Scouting, girls are encouraged to take spiritual journeys through their faiths’ religious recognitions. Girl Scouts can also earn the My Promise, My Faith pin, which was developed by Girl Scouts of the USA for girls to further strengthen their connection between their faith and Girl Scouts.

To learn more about becoming a Girl Scout or earning religious recognitions through Girl Scouting, visit www.gsccc.org.