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Girl Scout Service Unit 303
(Wyoming-Grandville-Jenison-Hudsonville-Allendale, Michigan)
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Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God, and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
     be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Girl Scout Slogan

The Girl Scout slogan, which has been used since 1912, is "Do a good turn daily." The slogan is a reminder of the many ways girls can contribute positively to the lives of others.

Girl Scout Motto

The Girl Scout motto is "Be prepared." In the 1947 Girl Scout Handbook, the motto was explained this way: "A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency." The same ideas are true today.

Girl Scout Holidays

February 22 - World Thinking Day

March 12 - Girl Scout's Birthday
  • The week that this date falls in is also "Girl Scout Week."  Girl Scout Sunday kicks off the week, and Girl Scout Sabbath ends the week.

April 22 - Girl Scout Volunteer Appreciation Day

October 31 - Juliette Low's Birthday (founder of Girl Scouts)

Girl Scout Handshake

Girl Scouts can greet each other with the Girl Scout handshake, used by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world. The handshake is made by shaking hands with the left hand and making the Girl Scout sign with the right. The left hand is nearest to the heart and signifies friendship.

Quiet Sign

When someone needs the room to be quiet and everyone to pay attention, they put one hand up in the air.  When the girls in the room see it, they stop what they are doing, get quiet, and raise their hand also.  The room should quickly become quiet and everyone should have their hand in the air.

Girl Scout Sign

Girl Scouts make the Girl Scout sign when they say the Girl Scout Promise. The three fingers represent the three parts of the Promise.

Friendship Circle

The friendship circle stands for an unbroken chain of friendship with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world. Everyone stands in a circle, crosses their right arms over their left, and clasps hands with their friends on both sides. Everyone makes a silent wish as a friendship squeeze is passed from hand to hand.