Ah…Halloween! A chance for girls to use their imaginations to be anything they want. From pilots to scientists to presidents – the possibilities on Halloween are endless. And what better way to celebrate a holiday that is filled with creativity, imagination, and fun than honoring a woman who made it possible for girls to explore their imaginations and realize they can be anything they want to be.
This October, Girl Scouts from across our council will not only celebrate Halloween, but they will also celebrate the birthday of the woman who started the Girl Scout Movement in 1912. October 31, 2017 marks Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low 157th birthday. She was determined to provide programming to girls that led them on new adventures and encouraged them to build new skills. Her vision has led to the largest girl-led organization in world that continues to inspire girls to believe in their abilities, develop leadership skills, and build their courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.
And that’s why this October, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is encouraging all members “Go Green” by carving Girl Scout inspired pumpkins this Halloween to celebrate Daisy’s birthday!
To help get you started, we’ve included three Girl Scout pumpkin-carving stencils, where you can buy green candles to make your pumpkin “glow green” this year, and some fun questions for your girls to answer as they work on creating their pumpkin masterpieces! Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Girl Scout Stencils
Green Tea Lights
Juliette Gordon Low was a courageous individual that led the way for many girls to make a difference in the world. If your girls are unfamiliar with her history, share her background with them so they can understand the full meaning behind these questions.
- What does being a leader mean to you?
- Who is a courageous female leader you admire?
- What was a time you felt courageous?
- How does the Girl Scout Law relate to your beliefs?
- How have you overcome challenges in your life?
- Why do you think it’s important to celebrate Juliette’s achievements on her birthday?
We encourage you share your pumpkin carvings with us through our social media accounts and story submission page on our website!
We can’t wait to see how your girls will celebrate Daisy’s birthday!