Stand Beside Her in Your School

In the classroom. With your team. In your clubs. With your friends. Watch your words. Recognize negative terms and words that you use in everyday conversation that can put down women and girls. 


"Stop being bossy." "You throw like a girl." "Man up." These phrases send negative messages to girls that they are not strong enough, smart enough or good enough. Take the Pledge and click HERE for more resources to help you and your friends encourage more girls to join the movement and #standbesideher every day.

We're thrilled to launch the very first Stand Beside Her Creativity Contest!
Daisy - Ambassador Girl Scouts may enter the Stand Beside Her Creativity Contest through film production, literature, photography, or visual arts. Show us your artistic side and what Stand Beside Her means to you! Click the button below to download the 2022 Stand Beside Her Creativity Contest Rules & Entry Form and visit our 2022 Stand Beside Her Creativity Contest page for more information.

Courage. Confidence. Character.

Girl Scouts learn that through cooperation and collaboration, anything is possible. From starting a campfire to earning their First Aid badge, the see the value of supporting one another. 


In Girl Scouts, 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 while you work together - and #standbesideher - to make the world a better place. 


Want to know more about Girl Scouts? Click HERE and enter your zip code to find troops and other opportunities near you.

Take the Pledge!

Girls can #standbesideher in so many ways. Be a part of the movement by taking the Stand Beside Her Pledge for Girls or the Stand Beside Her Pledge for Teens. Share pictures of you and your friends taking the pledge with us! Email your photos to standbesideher@girlscoutshs.org.

#LikeYourselfFirst

is a Stand Beside Her social media campaign that encourages purposeful posting where girls feel empowered to like themselves first instead of caving to the pressure of creating a perfect and unattainable image. 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!

She's My Friend

Patch Program

As Girl Scouts we strive to be friendly and helpful, considerate and caring and respectful to all people. 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. Click the button to download the She's My Friend Patch Program Guidelines and get started today!

Take Action. Get Involved. Stand Beside Her.

Stand Beside Her Online

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%). However, the most frequent words girls use to describe how they come across based solely on their online profiles are fun (54%), funny (52%) and social (48%). 

The Stand Beside Her Patch Program


The Stand Beside Her Patch Program is a way for Girl Scouts to gain a concrete understanding of the Stand Beside Her movement so that they can become change agents in their communities and begin to shift the way girls and women treat one another. 


Through the Stand Beside Her movement, we hope that all girls will not only be appreciated and respected for their talents, strengths, and unique qualities, but also choose to stand beside other amazing girls and women.


Girl Scouts across the country are encouraged to participate in the Stand Beside Her Patch Program at any time, however the patch is available for FREE during a certain period each year. Check this page often to find out about your ‚Äč

next opportunity to earn a FREE Stand Beside Her Patch! Click the button below to learn more about the SBH Patch Program and to download the Stand Beside Her Patch Program Guidelines.

Shine On! A #standbesideher project for girls

Stand Beside Her in your school! Get involved with our positive poster program that challenges girls to decorate their school bathroom with encouraging messages. Visit our Resources for Girls page to download your free materials and join this fun way to #standbesideher at your school today!

Take the Pledge ONLINE and tell us how YOU plan to #standbesideher!