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Girl Scout Service Unit 660
(San Tan Valley, Florence, Coolidge, Arizona)
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Girl Scout Promise

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.

* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.

The Girl Scout Law

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.

Uniforms: Offical Dress Code

The GSUSA National Board updated the Girl Scout uniform policy as of October 2008 to reflect the changing needs of our members and transformation of the Girl Scout Movement.

Girl Scouts at each level have one required element (tunic, sash, or vest), for the display of official pins and awards, that will be required when girls participate in ceremonies or officially represent Girl Scouting.

For girls ages 5 to 14, the unifying look includes wearing a choice of a tunic, vest, or sash for displaying official pins and awards, combined with their own solid white shirts and khaki pants or skirts. Girl Scouts in high school can also wear a scarf that ties their look to the sisterhood of Girl Scouts around the world.

For adult members, the unifying look of the uniform is a Girl Scout official scarf, or tie for men, worn with official membership pins, combined with their own navy blue business attire. Girl Scouts at the Daisy and Brownie levels have a full uniform ensemble available.

Girl Scout Basics

-- Girl Scout motto: "Be Prepared"

-- Girl Scout slogan: "Do a Good Turn Daily"

-- Girl Scout sign: The Girl Scout sign is made by holding up the middle 3 fingers (the index, middle, and ring fingers) and then folding in the pinky and the thumb so that they touch (thumb over the pinky if they go that far). Girl Scouts make the sign when saying the Girl Scout Promise or Law or giving a Girl Scout handshake.

-- Quiet sign: The quiet sign is made by raising the right hand straight up with the hand open. This sign is used to get everyone's attention. Upon seeing the sign, a Girl Scout should immediately stop what she'd doing (including talking!) and make the quiet sign. The quiet sign is typically held until everyone is making the sign and giving their attention to the leader.

-- Girl Scout handshake: The Girl Scout handshake consists of making the Girl Scout sign with the right hand and shaking with the left.

-- Friendship Circle: To make a friendship circle, Girl Scouts form a circle then cross their arms--right over left--and take the hand of the persons on either side. Girl Scouts typically use the friendship circle to reflect on something (e.g., the best part of an event). One girl leads by providing her answer, putting her right foot in towards the center of the circle, and then squeezing the hand of one of the persons on either side. It is now the turn of the Girl Scout who got her hand squeezed. After each Girl Scout has an opportunity to speak (i.e., all right feet are in towards the center and the hand squeezes made it back around to the starting point), Girl Scouts raise their arms and turn outward. Girls drop hands and are, usually, dismissed. Friendship circles are typically used to close activities.

-- SWAPS: Special Whatamacallits Affectionally Pinned Somewhere (SWAPS) are keepsakes the girls exchange at Girl Scout events. They typically will tell something about the giver. For example, at Thinking Day, girls usually make a SWAP representing their country and attach a tag with their troop number. The tradition of exchanging souvenir pins started at the Girl Scout Senior Roundups.