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100 Years of Girl Scouting in Utah

A century ago, Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia, for the first local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically and mentally, as well as build leadership skills. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.

In 2020, Girl Scouts of Utah celebrates our centennial, and 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Join us as we remember all of the incredible experiences and adventures Girl Scouts of Utah has been providing for 100 years. 

Centennial Celebrations, Activites, & Programs 

Centennial Patch Program (Year-long)

Girl Scouts have been making the world a better place in Utah for 100 years! Experience what it used to be like to be a Girl Scout as you explore some badge requirements from each decade. To earn an exclusive centennial patch, complete a total of 50 requirements including at least one in each of the 10 categories.

Centennial Patch Program

Bling Your Booth - March 6-27
  • Cookie Booth theme contests
  • Start working on your Centennial/100 Year Celebration booth designs!  
Girl Scout Week - March 8-14
  • Social media contests
  • Troop celebration contests
Centennial Art Exhibit and Auction - Call for Entries

Calling all Girls and Leaders! You are invited to participate in a Girl Scouts of Utah Centennial Art Exhibit and Auction. We know we have plenty of creative girls and leaders who would like to show off their artistic talents and produce art in whatever medium you desire to be submitted for display at the GSU council offices, events, and other locations throughout the state.

Your pieces will go down in history as being involved in the first-ever art auction with the proceeds being donated toward Girl Scouts of Utah!


  • Must enter your own individual work 
  • Artist must be a Girl Scout, Troop Leader, Service Unit Leader, or other troop volunteer
  • Please do not enter art from copyrighted sources such as images owned by Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, Pixar, or any other outside agency

Please include the following information with each submission:

  • Full Name
  • Girl Scout level
  • Girl’s Age (age not needed for adult submissions)
  • Troop #/Service Unit
  • Title of Art Piece
  • Brief description or story about piece (not required)

The current submission deadline is June 30, but may be postponed until it is safe to submit artwork. Please drop off or mail pieces to Girl Scouts of Utah, attention Carrie Valentine Fuller. If you have questions regarding submission, please send an email or call (801) 716-5153. You will be notified if your piece(s) were selected for auction by June 30.

National S'mores Day - August 10

Girl Scouts are invited to bring “S’more” friends to the Girl Scouts Have S’more Fun Campfire and enjoy the classic campfire treat from home. This virtual event, held on National S’mores Day, encourages current girl members to bring a friend who is not a registered Girl Scout. If a girl brings a friend, both girls attend for free!

Girls should register herself and her friend. After registering, girls will receive an invitation for her and that friend to attend! During the event, girls will make S'mores, sing songs, and complete activities while connecting with friends. If a girl joins Girl Scouts within 24 hours of the event, she and the girl who invited her receive a Having S'more Fun patch! The Have S'more Fun Campfire also marks the official launch of the 2020 Bring S'more Friends program at Girl Scouts of Utah. Register today!

Camping for a Cause - August 15

For the health and safety of our community and attendees, our annual Camping for a Cause fundraiser is going virtual for 2020! Join us for Camp-In for a Cause Saturday, August 15.

Women are invited to Camp-In for a Cause to enjoy community connection and seminars in wellness. During this half-day virtual event, you can practice yoga, mindfulness, and meditation from the comfort of home while connecting with others in the Girl Scout community. Learn to deepen your relationships. Explore your dreams through journaling. For our foodies, Lavanya Mahate, chef and owner of Saffron Valley, will join us for an add-on cooking class!

Add opportunity tickets for the chance to win more goodies, like an Out of the Woods cooler full of Girl Scout surprises and a tumbler, a membership to Maven Strong, or even a weekend staycation in Park City! Opportunity tickets are available individually for $10 each or in a bundle of 6 for $50. Drawings will be held throughout the event.


Utah Day of the Girl - October 2020

We regret to announce that this event has been canceled for 2020. We will be back in 2021 to celebrate Utah Day of the Girl!

Heritage Museum Tours

The Heritage Museum will reopen once we open the Girl Scouts of Utah offices. Stay tuned for more information.