in childhood girls are inundated with negative messages and behaviors that
prevent them from building healthy relationships and ideals about their
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.
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.
We invite you to stand beside us the week of
October 30 - November 5, 2016 to celebrate this national effort to change our current
culture so every girl and woman can reach her fullest potential.
We must change today’s culture so every girl and woman can reach her fullest potential.
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,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
We encourage like-minded individuals and organizations to stand beside her to impact our culture.
International/ National Partners
Girl Scout Councils