In response to feedback, we are excited to share that Stand Beside
Her Month – formerly celebrated in November of each year – will now be
celebrated in May! The move to May is a natural fit as our nation
already sets aside this month to celebrate mothers and graduates. And
of course in Girl Scouts, we also celebrate our Girl Scout Gold Award
recipients, honor our volunteers at recognition events, and watch as
our current members bridge from one grade level to the next. May
is the month where we all Stand Beside Her.
Moving our Stand Beside Her Month efforts to May will further enhance the movement’s visibility and its ability to create a world where ALL women and girls are appreciated for their talent, strengths and uniqueness!
We encourage you to start planning now to incorporate the mission of Stand Beside Her into your existing May celebrations, recognitions and more!
Although the celebration month may be moving to May, the movement continues all year long! In the coming months, we will be sharing exciting enhancements you can use year-round including completely new branding and a redesigned website, new publications and printable resources, new patch program activity ideas, troop meeting themes and ideas, workplace flyers, and much, much more!
And stay tuned for the launch of our upcoming Stand Beside Her creativity contest encouraging girls from around the country to submit art pieces, essays, videos, and photography showing what they believe it means to “Stand Beside Her!” The submission form will open in early 2022 and the winners will be announced during Stand Beside Her Month in May!
Over the past six years, the Stand Beside Her Movement has touched the lives of thousands of girls and women from coast to coast (and beyond!). We are honored that you choose to continue to Stand Beside Her with us, and we are thrilled for the possibilities to come!
Stand Beside Her is a rallying cry inspiring girls and women to stand up for each other and commit to shutting down unhealthy comparison that tears down and divides. By celebrating one another's talents and successes, we all rise - one courageous, confident girl and woman at a time.