St. Patrick's Day is a holiday that is celebrated annually on March 17th throughout the world. It is a holiday that commemorates St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is a great day to celebrate Irish culture and traditions, and it is also a great opportunity to get creative with your Girl Scout troop. Here are some ways Girl Scout troops can celebrate St. Patrick's Day:
Host a Pot of Gold Party
Have your Girl Scouts plan a pot of gold party! Have them come up with decorations, food, and activities that are inspired by Irish culture. Have them make Irish-themed snacks such as Irish Soda Bread, Leprechaun cupcakes, and Shamrock cookies. Then have them decorate the party space with green streamers and four-leaf clovers. Finally, have the girls plan fun activities such as a scavenger hunt for the pot of gold or a game of “Pin the Clover on the Leprechaun.”
Learn about Irish Food with a Cooking Lesson
Have your Girl Scouts create an Irish-themed meal together. Have them learn how to make traditional Irish recipes like Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, or boxty. Teach them about the different flavors and spices that are used in Irish cooking and how to properly prepare and cook the dishes.
Learn about Irish Culture
Have your Girl Scouts learn about Irish culture and traditions. Have them research Irish folklore and historical figures, or have them watch a movie about Irish culture. Have them learn about Irish dances and have them practice the dances together.
Make Irish Crafts
Have your Girl Scouts make Irish-themed crafts. Have them make leprechaun hats, shamrock ornaments, or beaded four-leaf clovers. You can also have them make cards or write letters to send to family members or friends in Ireland.
St. Patrick's Day is a day where there are parades across the country. Savannah, GA (the birthplace of Girl Scout's founder, Juliette Gordon Low) hosts one of the largest parades. Have your Girl Scouts design and create their own parade floats. Have them make flags, signs, and banners that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Then have them march together in a parade and have them hand out candy to onlookers.
St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday for Girl Scout troops to celebrate. Whether you plan a pot of gold party, have a cooking lesson, or hold a parade, your Girl Scouts are sure to have a great time. So get creative and have fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with your troop!