As Girl Scouts we strive to be friendly and helpful, considerate and caring and respectful to all people. We are sisters to every Girl Scout and can help to make the world a better place by exploring and celebrating diversity. Through the She’s My Friend Patch Program, girls will explore inclusivity, the value of each person in a society and discover the confidence to stand up for what is right. Girl Scouts encourages every girl to develop her own beliefs and to advocate for them. Click Here to Download the Patch Program.
Download the Stand Beside Her social media sign and post a picture of yourself anytime during Stand Beside Her Week or Month. Show your friends and followers that you stand beside women and girls! Be sure to use the hashtag #standbesideher and tag us @standbesideher so we can repost and share your selfie with the world!
74% of girls agree that “most girls my age use social networking sites to make themselves look cooler than they really are.”
When thinking about themselves, most girls claim they portray a more well-rounded image in person than they do online.
In person, girls say they come across as smart (82%), fun (82%), funny (80%), kind (76%), a good influence (59%), outgoing (55%), cool (55%), and social/confident (51% each).
The most frequent words girls use to describe how they come across based solely on their online profile are fun (54%), funny (52%), and social (48%).
Girl Scouts learn that through cooperation and collaboration anything is possible. From starting a camp fire, to earning their First Aid badge they see the value of supporting one another.
The next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. With us, you'll discover the G.I.R.L (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ in you!
With us, the possibilities are truly endless. Discover all you can be and everything you can accomplish when you have the right tools and a safe space to shine—and work together to change the world. Click below and enter your zip code to find troops and other opportunities near you!
In the classroom. With your team. In your clubs. With your friends. Watch your words. Recognize negative terms and words that you use in every day conversation that puts down women or girls. “Stop being bossy.” “You throw like a girl.” “Man up.” “Stop being such a girl.”
These phrases send negative messages to girls that they are not strong enough, not smart enough or not good enough.
#Standbesideher in your school! Get involved with our positive poster program that challenges girls to decorate their school bathrooms with encouraging messages! Visit our Resources for Girls page to download your free materials and join in this fun way to #standbesideher at school today!
A Stand Beside Her Social Media Campaign that encourages purposeful posting where girls feel empowered to like themselves first instead of caving to the social pressure of creating a perfect and unattainable image.
Challenge: Share a picture that highlights what qualities make you feel most confident! The people, the place, the activity - whatever it is that makes you, YOU!
Girls can Stand Beside Her in so many ways. Encourage your girls to be a part of the movement by taking the Stand Beside Her Pledge for Girls or theStand Beside Her Pledge for Teens. Click the links to download the printable pledge of your choice.
Share pictures of girls taking the pledge with us! Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Social Media.
Celebrate Stand Beside Her Month VIRTUALLY with us this year!
This year, we're celebrating together in cyberspace! Girl Scouts across the country can earn their FREE Stand Beside Her patch by participating in a variety of online activities being offered throughout the month of November, 2020.
Click HERE (or the image at right) to view the November2020 Stand Beside Her Month Virtual Events Calendar! There's something happening EVERY DAY! And check out our events for the upcoming week by clicking the single-week calendar found right HERE!
To be eligible to earn a FREE Stand Beside Her Patch, troops must either complete a Stand Beside Her Patch activity - as listed in the SBH Patch Program Guidelines - during the month of November, 2020,
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participate in at least 3 of the virtual events offered during the month of November, 2020 - see the 2020 Stand Beside Her Virtual Events Calendar for details. Participation is defined as watching a pre-recorded video, attending one of the live speaker events on Zoom, or viewing a YouTube Live event - either during the live event or by watching the recording after it airs. You will be asked to give your reflections about the events you choose to view on the 2020 SBH FREE Patch Program Patch Request Form. Several of these events reference material from Girl Scouts Heart of the South's new She's My Friend Patch Program. Scroll down to find out more about this inspiring new program and to download resources.
Participation in social media posts is encouraged but does not count towards earning the Stand Beside Her Patch.
To request your troop's free patches, you must complete the form linked below between November 15 - December 15, 2020.
Patches will be packaged per troop and sent to the main council office in your region by January 31, 2021.