Starting in childhood girls are inundated with negative messages and behaviors that prevent them from building healthy relationships and ideals about their potential.   Girls 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.  

Girl 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 25-31, 2015 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 25-31, 2015 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,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
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.
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Girls and Politics Pulse Poll

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) released findings from a new ”pulse poll” showing that while the majority of today’s teen and tween girls are interested in politics (67 percent), and most are engaged in political, civic, or leadership activities (93 percent), only a minority (37 percent) are interested in pursuing a career in politics.

The pulse poll was conducted in September 2014 by the Girl Scout Research Institute with a national sample of more than 1,000 girls in the U.S. between the ages of 11 and 17, with demographics matched to the U.S. Census distribution of girls in this age range.

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