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2019 - 2020 Monthly Themes


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Girl Scouts is about more than any one thing. It’s everything. We’re celebrating this Girl Scout year with a special calendar and every month has a different theme. There are specific council program activities each month that tie in with these themes. Can you participate in one every month?

September 2019 – Celebrating Generations
(Welcome to Girl Scout Year/Grandparents Day)

Girl Scouts Go! September is more than the start of the school year; it’s also the unofficial start of the Girl Scout year. That’s not all, National Grandparent’s Day is in September! Did you know Girl Scouts is one way that generations connect with each other? In many cases, mother, daughter, grandmother and beyond all share in the Girl Scout tradition. Share your stories not just with each other, but with us as well.

Eligible Programs

  • Journey In A Weekend - Just Us G.I.R.L.s Camping Brownies
  • Family Fun Color Run and Fall Festival
  • Create Your Path to Rally Success

October 2019 – Celebrating G.I.R.L.s

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child with a mission to galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for girls to show leadership and reach their full potential. Through Girl Scouts, we do this every day. In October, take a moment with your Girl Scout sisters to appreciate the opportunities available for girls in the United States that may be lacking in other parts of the world. How can you make a difference? This month at a Girl Scout program activity, take a moment to help another girl you know. When you work together, everyone finds more success.

Eligible Programs

  • Journey In A Weekend - Just Us G.I.R.L.s Camping Daisys
  • American Red Cross Babysitting
  • Wax Museum Girl Scout Style
  • Juliette's Monster Bash
  • Halloweekend- Outdoor Journey

November 2019 – Giving Service

One of the best ways to feel better about yourself is to lend a hand to help others. When you volunteer, you’ll experience improved self-esteem, gain confidence, become closer with your community and most important, you’ll make a difference. In November, take a moment to give back. Complete a service project with your troop that will benefit your community. Give to your local Food Bank. Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is committed to help. We encourage girls to bring a non-perishable food item to every November program. The council will then donate this food to a local food pantry. Giving never felt so good.

Eligible Programs

  • Thank You From Around the World
  • Journey In A Day - Calling All Agents of Change
  • Journey In A Weekend - Junior Outdoor Journey
  • Journey - I-Spy a Quest
  • Leader In Action- Quest Award
  • Explore the Magic of Motion

December 2019 – Spirit Of The Season

Many cultures and faiths celebrate significant holidays in December – Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are only three of many. Girl Scouts has always provided many opportunities for girls to grow in their respective religious faiths. Take time in December to reflect upon your own beliefs and identify how they’ve helped shape the person you are today. Research other December celebrations such as Rohatsu and Mawlid el-Nabi.

Eligible Programs

  • Holiday Snacks
  • Gingerbread STEM: Fun with Paper Circuits
  • Holiday Snacks
  • A Christmas Carol at The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
  • Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas Event
  • The Nutcracker at The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
  • Angelina Ballerina: The Very Merry Holiday Musical at The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

January 2020 – Girl Scouts Take Action

Discover. Connect. Take Action. It’s how Girl Scouts change the world. It’s a philosophy that began when Juliette Gordon Low first created Girl Scouts 107 years ago. Her goal was to bring girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and open air. This January, live Juliette Low’s dream. Stay active. Get out of your house. Whether it’s a Girl Scout activity, selling Girl Scout Cookies or doing something with your family, make an impact no matter how small.

Eligible Programs

  • Cookie Business RALLY/Training Day
  • Cookie CEO
  • aMAZE Journey in a Day
  • Journey In A Day - A Rio Daisy Journey
  • Mission Sisterhood Journey In A Day

February 2020 – Girl Scouts Around the World

Every year, on February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate World Thinking Day, a day when girls all over the world connect and celebrate by doing the same activities at the same time. You can join this tradition, not just on World Thinking Day, but every day – making an impact means having a strong effect on something or someone. During February, make an impact. Make a difference. Find a way to do something with your sister Girl Scouts that will be remembered for a long time.

Eligible Programs

  • Be a Friend First
  • American Red Cross Babysitting
  • Fancy Nancy, What's Your Fancy?
  • Journey - I-Spy a Quest
  • Sing-a-Long for Girls
  • Speak Your Mind Lock-In

March 2020 – Women in History

Women have made amazing contributions to our country, many overlooked or under-celebrated. In March, you can help change that. Join Girl Scouts as we celebrate women throughout history who have made a difference. Register for a Girl Scout program celebrating the accomplishments of women. Talk with the women in your life about the female role models who made a difference for them.

Eligible Programs

  • Celebrating 108 years
  • Celebrate Women in STEM at Robert J. Novins Planetarium

April 2020 – Plant for the Future

In April, we’re planting for the future literally and figuratively. First, celebrate the start of spring by getting outdoors. Plant a tree. Plant flowers. Take care of your work and watch it grow. Second, help us give more girls the opportunities that only come from Girl Scouts. Tell your friends why you enjoy Girl Scouts and encourage them to get involved. You can even bring a friend to one of our Girl Scout programs.

Eligible Programs

  • Think Like a Programmer Journey
  • Philadelphia Day Trip
  • Salad in a Jar Party @ Beyond Organics
  • Up-Cycled Earth Friendly Crafting
  • Earth Day at Beyond Organics
  • Painting Party for Brownies

May 2020 – Get Up and Get Moving

After a long, cold winter, nothing feels better than getting outdoors and getting active. In May, Girl Scouts offers plenty of opportunities to do just that. Participate in one of our many outdoor activities like climbing wall and zipline. You can also plan a fun end-of-year activity for your Girl Scout troop. The opportunities are endless.

Eligible Programs

  • Pickle Ball
  • High Ropes Challenge Course
  • Graduating Ambassador Ceremony

June 2020 – Let's Go to Camp

It’s a tradition almost as old as Girl Scouts itself. Girl Scout Camp! If you haven’t already, take a look at what Amity Acres and Sacajawea Day Camps have to offer. Register by yourself or with your troop for a week or the whole summer so you can stay active instead of wasting time indoors. You can even invite non-Girl Scout friends to join you as well.

Eligible Programs

  • Game On!

July 2020 – Summer Challenge

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t still connect with your Girl Scout sisters. Participate in the Girl Scout’s annual summer challenge. We have a long list of activities throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. Earn points for every place you visit and task you complete. You’ll also learn more about everything our amazing state has to offer. Those who meet their goals earn an exclusive council patch.

August 2020 – S'more Fun

You can never have too much fun because there’s always s’more right around the corner. While August 10 is National S’mores Day, we say why limit the celebration of that delicious treat to only one day. Have your troop get together for a cook-off. See who can create the best s’more. It’s a competition with only winners because of all s’mores you get to eat.