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Starting in childhood girls are inundated with negative messages and behaviors that prevent them from building healthy relationships and ideals about their potential.   Girls keep these unhealthy ideals and relationships as they mature into women. The competition and comparison formed on the playground and in the classroom carries over to the boardroom and in the home preventing women from reaching their fullest potential.

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is developing the next generation of girl leaders. Let’s create a world where all women and girls are appreciated for their talent, strengths and uniqueness. 

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Introducing the NEW Stand Beside Her Patch Program!

We are excited to release the National Stand Beside Her Movement  patch program* with activities created for each Girl Scout Grade Level that highlight a part of the Girl Scout Law.  

Purchase your patch!

Teach your girls to “Stand Beside Her” and you’ll be teaching them to make the world a better place!

*This is a council-own patch and therefore belongs on the back of your Girl Scout uniform.

Created by Girl Scouts Heart of the South, the National Stand Beside Her Movement is a call to action initiative to mentor, support and develop women and girls; to end comparison and competition and create more collaboration and support for one another.

The Stand Beside Her Movement culminates each year with National Side Beside Her Week, October 30 - November 5, 2016 to encourage people to commit to supporting girls and women in their lives, their home, their office and in their community. This week was chosen to commemorate Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday on October 31. Low’s life work was about supporting, developing and mentoring strong girls and women. This is most evident in 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.

Read more about the National Stand Beside Her Movement.