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Grab a Cookie, It’s National Girl Scout Day!

Grab a Cookie, It’s National Girl Scout Day!

Let’s learn more about the history of the Girl Scouts on National Girl Scout Day.

On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low organized the Girl Scout troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Low organized enrichment programs, service projects, and outdoor activities and adventures. Since that first meeting, the Girl Scouts have grown to include over 3.7 million members across America. In honor of National Girl Scout Day, we’d like to invite you to learn about some of the traditions of the Girl Scouts.

Girl Scout Sign

The Girl Scout sign is raising three fingers of the right hand with the thumb holding down the pinky finger. Girls Scouts do this sign as they say the Girl Scout Promise. The three fingers symbolize the three parts of the Promise.

Girl Scout Promise

The Girl Scout Promise is recited as:

“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

The Girl Scout Law reads:

“I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and 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 Greeting

Girl Scouts can greet one another with the Girl Scout handshake. 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.

Girl Scout Friendship Circle

The Friendship circle represents the unbroken chain of friendship among Girl Scouts around the world. The Friendship Circle involves Girl Scouts standing in a circle, crossing their right arms over their left, and clasping hands with their friends on both sides. Everyone then makes a silent wish as a “friendship squeeze” is passed from hand to hand around the circle.

What the Cookie Sales Represent:

According to, “When you buy Girl Scout Cookies, you help Girl Scouts earn money for fun, educational activities and community projects. Girls decide exactly what to do with their earnings—and 100 percent of the money stays local! In fact, cookies have helped Girl Scouts give back to our communities ever since the first-known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts in 1917.”

The Girl Scout Cookie Program plays a big role in transforming girls into G.I.R.L.s (Go- getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)TM as they learn essential life skills that will stay with them forever.

We at The Maria Sanchez Show hope you enjoyed these interesting Girl Scout traditions. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/EDT at 7:00 pm.


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