USA Girl Scouts Overseas Singapore Annual Events
There are several important and exciting Girls Scout events that take place every year in Singapore.  Dates, times and locations are announced well in advance and published to all participating members as well as on the Events Calendar as they are planned.

We kickoff every new Girl Scout year in Singapore by holding our annual Songfest. Troops from all levels join together to sing various Girl Scout songs followed by snacks (like ice cream!) and crafts for all.

Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday Fun Event
In October we honor the October 31st birthday of the founder of USA Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. Past activities have included ice-skating, kite flying and bowling.

Father Daughter Dance
Father Daughter Dance is for girls and their adult escort to come and have a fun evening at a themed party. Themes in the past have included: Bollywood, Circus, Safari, Sports, Luau and a good ol' Hoedown. The preparation for this event can qualify as an element of some badges.

World Thinking Day
In February or March Girl Scouts & Girl Guides from around the world celebrate the shared birth date of Lord and Lady Baden Powell, the founders of the modern Guiding and Scouting movements, by ‘thinking’ and learning about Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the globe. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) selects a theme for the year and chooses 5 WAGGGS countries on which to focus. USAGSO-Singapore often supplements that with other themes. Troops put together information, visual displays, food and/or costumes for their ‘country’. At the event girls alternate between sharing information with other Girl Scouts and walking around to the other displays. Some Troops have even incorporated WTD preparation into fulfilling badge requirements.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This fun event is held on a Sunday around St. Patrick’s Day in the afternoon rain or shine. Girl Scouts march as a group (in vests) alongside other colorful acts as Malaysian drummers in kilts, Star Wars costumed marchers and a polytechnic dance troop in batik. There are sometimes great dragon boats in the river below and lots of festive activities once the parade ends. This is NOT a "drop-off" event and is very family friendly. 

Overnight Camp
This is a fun, two-night weekend for second-year Brownies and above. Girls rotate through activity stations, share a campfire, sing songs, exchange SWAPs and do capers (chores) – all while making new friends from other troops and schools. The organizing committee chooses a theme and volunteers are needed to make this a memorable weekend. Past themes have included GSI, Camp Hogwarts, Treasure Island, Percy Jackson and Astronomy. 

Day Camp
This camp is for our youngest Girl Scouts, Daisies and Brownies. Day Camp is a time for the girls to get to know other Girl Scouts and to get to a flavor of camp. Girls generally do some sports, arts and crafts, share a meal, and roast marshmallows & eat s’mores at their very own campfire. Recent themes have included Pirate Fairies and Animals of the Sea.

Scout Sunday
This event marks Baden Powell’s birthday and is a day to recognize that all Scouting organizations are spiritually based. In Singapore, St. George’s Church organizes a Christian non-denominational service involves the Girl Scouts, USA Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and other international Guiding organizations. The event is sometimes held on a Saturday to accommodate the church schedule. There is a fun ‘patch trading’ session after the service. 

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby
Girl Scouts have participated in this event by racing cars, judging events, and hosting bake sales to raise money for their troops (which can go towards troop activities or can be donated to a charity – the girls decide). Preparation for a bake sale can be an element of many badges and all girls participating in a Girl Scout bake sale are eligible for a ‘cookies’ segment to put on the back of her vest.

Leader-Daughter Event
This event is for leaders and their registered Girl Scout daughters even if one daughter is not in mom or dad’s troop. Each year we have a fun activity and a lovely afternoon spending quality time with our daughters. In the past we have gone bowling, learned to belly dance, made custom cards, made beaded jewelry and shared a high tea.

School Fun Day Events
We typically hold end of year events for girls enrolled at Singapore American SchoolOverseas Family SchoolStamford American International School or Canadian International School.  Girls from Troops that are not directly connected with these schools can choose whichever event they would like to attend.

Closing and Bridging Ceremony
During our final event of the year in May, we officially close the Girl Scout year by singing songs and celebrating the girls’ accomplishments. Qualifying girls are called up on stage, walk across a bridge and receive a flower acknowledging they are “bridging up” to the next level. We also honor those girls who have earned higher awards such as the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and recognize outstanding adult volunteers. In the past, we have had representatives from the US Embassy and an Admiral from the US Naval Base in Sembawang come and speak to the girls and parents. 

Second Chance Supplies
Every year some classes in Singapore American School donate some of their leftover school supplies from the year. The Girls Scouts sort the supplies and distribute them to charities in Singapore and throughout the region. Second Chance Supplies began as a Girl Scout Gold Award project and has become an annual tradition. This is a great time to organize and pack donated unused new and gently used supplies to go to some worthy organizations!