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Celebrate Mother’s Day the Girl Scout Way

May 11, 2012

Mother’s Day started in the United States 140 years ago when Anna Jarvis, a teacher living in Grafton, West Virginia, recalled her mother’s prayer: “I hope that someone, sometime will found a memorial mothers day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.”

Inspired by her mother’s wish, Anna launched a campaign to establish a National Mothers Day, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made it official.

While Mother’s Day in the U.S. is always on the second Sunday of May, some countries celebrate moms on different days. Many Arab countries honor their mothers on March 21. In Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador, Dia de las Madres (Day of the Mothers) is an unofficial holiday held every year on May 10.

How will you celebrate Mother’s Day the Girl Scout way? Mother’s Day can go beyond celebrating mom—you can honor a woman who has given you support, guidance, and love, such as a grandmother, aunt, or family friend. Perhaps you can find a fun activity to attend, like a Mother’s Day tea or this Girl Scout Day with Texas Rangers, where Girl Scouts will parade at the ballpark before the game.

Let us know what you plan to do! Send an email or photos!