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Day of the Girl



Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council Challenges Each Person to Recognize a Female Influencer 


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 11, 2018) – On Thursday, Oct. 11– the International Day of the Girl – join the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council in its community-wide effort to empower and honor women who have made a positive impact.

Established in December 2011 by the United Nations, the Day of the Girl was designed “to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world” as well as “to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.”

With more than 3 billion girls worldwide, the commemorative day recognizes that females have the potential and fortitude to make an impact if empowered, educated and given the opportunity to work toward their dreams.  

“Every day, girls are pushing past barriers and achieving the impossible,” said Angela Woods, CEO of the Hornets’ Nest Council. “That’s because their G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ spirit motivates them to fearlessly take action to make the world a better place. Whether on a national stage or in their communities, girls are bravely advocating for change and showing the world what they’re made of. Hats off to the 10,000 girls of the Hornets’ Nest Council and beyond … this day is for you!” 

In celebration of girls, the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council is rallying individuals and the community to empower and honor a G.I.R.L. - Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker and Leader – who has made a difference in their lives. 

To honor the mothers, sisters, grandmothers, friends, colleagues and more in your life, the Girl Scouts ask each person to join forces for this celebration by:

·         Sharing on social media the Day of the Girl graphic and a story of how one or more females positively impacted your life. The Day of the Girl graphic is available at;

·         Incorporating the #girlshineCLT and #dayofthegirl hashtags; and

·         Encouraging your followers to share a story of female empowerment and impact.

For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have empowered girls and women to lead healthy and happy lives while making the world a better place. The girl-inclusive space allows them to be free to be themselves and grow in courage, confidence and character.

“As we celebrate women of all ages today, it’s imperative that we continue to fuel growth and opportunity for our next generation of female leaders,” said Woods. “The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind, proven leadership development program. Our data-backed, time-tested programs are designed to meet the unique needs and specific interests of girls, including the way they learn best. Our girls are go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders because of Girl Scouts.”

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About Girl Scouts:

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 2.3 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and building courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council serves 16,000 girls and adults in eight North Carolina and South Carolina counties including Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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