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Martin Luther King, Jr. Days of Service

Fri Jan 15, 12:00 AM - Mon Jan 18, 11:45 PM
Council Activities
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, Adult, Family
Council-Wide / Virtual

On Monday, January 18th , our nation will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This day commemorates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America.

We as Girl Scouts have special reason to rejoice on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: in 1956, amid the struggle for civil rights, Dr. King described GSUSA as a “force for desegregation.” We cherish our history of inclusion, and today diversity remains at the core of our Girl Scout movement.

While many students and families will be spending the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday off, Girl Scouts Heart of the South is encouraging members and  families to ‘Care like King’ and give back to your local community during Martin Luther King Days of Service from January 15-18th.  

We’ve listed some suggestions below on how you can live out Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by serving your community that can be performed on or around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Remember to wear your Girl Scout uniform, take pictures, wear your mask and tag Girl Scouts Heart of the South with #MLKDayofService and #GirlScoutsHS on social media.

We invite you to join girls from all over our council, as well as community organizations for a day of remembrance, connection, and community action.


View volunteer opportuntities with the United Way of the Mid-South

VIRTUAL KING DAY EVENT at the National Civil Rights Museum


On the national holiday Monday, January 18, in an online event, the National Civil Rights Museum will remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most prolific humanitarians and leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement.  The focus of the celebration is community service and social justice in honor of Dr. King’s impact on the global society.

Date: Monday, January 18th
Admission: Virtual Event
Hours: 12:00PM and 6:00PM

Reading with Dory Learner from the National Civil Rights Museum

This special Small but Mighty Storytime honors the life and legacy of Dr. King during “Remembering MLK: The Man. The Movement. The Moment.” Museum Educator, Dory Lerner, reads aloud from the children’s book, Martin’s Big Words, by Doreen Rappaport, and will share objects from the Museum’s collections.  Dory will also direct an activity for children to create a poster of their BIG words.

Committee for King Events in Tupelo

The Tupelo Committee for King is offering several in-person and virtual events over the weekend.  Visit the website to check out the schedule and sign up to participate.

She’s My Friend Patch Program

Girl Scouts Heart of the South has launched a new patch program for girls entitled “She’s My Friend.”  In a continued effort to teach girls to strive to be friendly and helpful, considerate and caring and respectful to all people, girls will explore inclusivity, the value of each person in a society and discover the confidence to stand up for what is right through activities within the new  program.