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Educators

Join Us on a Bold Adventure To Change the World for Girls

As the nation’s leading girl-serving organization, Girl Scouts advocates for girls and strives to provide them with a well-rounded experience that combines critical life-skill development with activities that support academic success, all mixed together with their favorite part—tons of fun and friendship!

At Girl Scouts, girls can be themselves while discovering what they love to do. Here girls will always be safe, encouraged, and nurtured so that they blossom into the awesome young women they were always meant to be. Together, Girl Scouts, educators, and parents can help set girls up for ultimate success and happiness. And remember, when girls succeed, we all do.

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Community Partners

Kappa Delta Sorority

Since 1998, Kappa Delta Sorority has partnered with Girl Scouts to offer programs, interest groups and exposure to college campus life.  Girl Scouts Heart of the South partners with Kappa Delta Chapters throughout the 59-county area and girls are reaping the benefits through learning and fun!

Last year, over 600 girls in our Council participated in Kappa Delta-sponsored programs and GSHS is looking forward to another great year of programs. Find out more about upcoming Kappa Delta partnership programs [hyperlink to: Event Listing page].

For more information on our partnership with Kappa Delta or information about Kappa Delta-sponsored programs, contact Amanda Merritt at 901-334-3447.

National Association of Junior Auxiliaries

Girl Scouts Heart of the South has established a partnership with the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA). Junior Auxiliary Chapters throughout the council can offer support to local troops and service units through program events, workshops, troop activities and more!

NAJA also partners each October with the National Stand Beside Her Movement and locally with the Council for the National Stand Beside Her Week.  Chapters host pep rallies at school, mother/ daughter tea parties, community speakers and more to effect change in our current culture so every girl and woman can reach her fullest potential. 

Girl Scout service units are encouraged to reach out to their local JA Chapter and begin the conversation for partnering and meeting the needs of local girls.

For more information on connecting with your local Junior Auxiliary Chapter, contact Jenny Jones at 662-350-6041.

United Way

United Way organizations serve our communities by generating and uniting community resources to support local non-profits. Funds raised by United Ways are distributed to non-profits having a strong, effective impact on the community’s most critical issues. Girl Scouts Heart of the South is proud to partner with 11 United Ways across our region to make a difference in the lives of Girl Scouts. We appreciate their support and the individual donors who contribute.

Funding currently provided by:

  • United Way of Cleveland-Bolivar
  • United Way of Corinth & Alcorn County
  • United Way of Greater Monroe County
  • United Way of Leflore County
  • United Way of Lowndes County
  • United Way of the Mid-South
  • United Way of North Central Mississippi
  • United Way of Northeast Mississippi
  • United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County
  • United Way of Washington County
  • United Way of West Point/Clay
  • United Way of West Tennessee

Employers around the country present their employees with the opportunity to support charities through United Way, a proud partner of Girl Scouts Heart of the South. Please let us know if you chose to designate your United Way contribution to Girl Scouts Heart of the South. Contact lori.gilmore@girlscoutshs.org for more information.

 

Additional Community Partners:

We love to partner! Let’s talk about how we can work together to make a bigger impact in girls’ lives. Look at the different partner level, and some of our current partnerships to see how you can get involved with Girl Scouts.

Samoa Partners

Samoa Partner: Samoa Partners are businesses, organizations, and experts in the community offering quality events and activities for girls. Programming is aligned specifically to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and offered only to Girl Scouts. Samoa Partners understand their role in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and fully support the leadership keys, processes and outcomes. Girl Scouts Heart of the South staff is involved in the planning, registration, and implementation of the programming alongside the Samoa partner.

 

Thank you to our Samoa Partners:

  • Memphis International Raceway
  • Reelfoot State Park
  • Memphis Fire Department
  • Cloud901
  • Society of Women Engineers Memphis Chapter
  • Chickasaw State Park  
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital – Memphis, Union County, Golden Triangle
  • Delta State University – Robert E. Smith School of Nursing
Thin Mint Partners

Thin Mint Partner: Thin Mint Partners are businesses, organizations, and experts in the community offering quality events and activities for girls. Programming is aligned specifically to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and offered only to Girl Scouts. Thin Mint Partners understand their role in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and fully support the leadership keys, processes and outcomes. Thin Mint partners create the program from start to finish, take registrations and payment for the program directly, and report back final numbers to the council.

Thank you to our Thin Mint Partners:

  • Glory Gymnastic Center
  • Graceland – The Home of Elvis Presley
  • Women in Aviation, Memphis Belles Chapter
  • Memphis Zoo
  • David C. Swaim School of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University
  • Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums
  • Tennessee Safari Park
  • Todd Family Fun Farm
  • Wild Beet Salad Company
  • American Institute for Chemical Engineers – Mississippi State Chapter
  • Society of Women Engineers – Mississippi State Chapter
  • Girls Engineering Change - Mississippi State Chapter
Tagalong Partners

Tagalong Partner: Tagalong Partners host events or activities that are open to the public, or provide a discount or special offer to Girl Scout members. These events enhance the Girl Scout experience, but are not necessarily aligned with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girl Scouts Heart of the South is not responsible for the content of these opportunities, but provides information about these offerings to our members as a service.

 

Thank you to our Tagalong Partners:

  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • University of Memphis Football
  • University of Memphis Basketball
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Arkansas State University Football
  • Mississippi State University Football
  • Mississippi State University Soccer
  • Feld Entertainment, Inc. (Disney on Ice, Monster Jam)

Agency Partners

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis

Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi

Literacy Mid-South

Memphis Athletic Ministries

Seeding Success

Volunteer Columbus

Volunteer Memphis