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Day of the Girl


October 11, 2018

As the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls' lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” 

To celebrate this important day, Girl Scouts is rallying girls and those who care about them to do their part to encourage a G.I.R.L. (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker and Leader) in your life. The world’s 1.1 billion girls are an unstoppable force with limitless potential. Many are already taking action to empower themselves, working toward their dreams, and contributing to their communities.  Join us to uplift a story of a girl that has impacted you. 

Interested in being a part of the G.I.R.L. Scouting movement? Join us today! Want to learn more? Fill out our interest form and we will be in touch asap!

How to Participate

On the Thursday, 10/11 Day of the Girl, here are ways you can participate:

  • Share across all social media outlets a positive story of yourself or a female in your life (daughter, female family member, female mentor/mentee.
    • Tag Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
    • Use the following hashtags:
      • #DayoftheGIRL
      • #GirlShineCLT
  • GSHNC will kick of Day of the Girl with posts on social. Tag or share with a girl or woman who has made an impact on your life. 
  • Share the Day of the Girl graphic on social media (pictured above).
  • Update your Facebook Profile Frame
    • Mobile
      • Click on your profile picture
      • Click “Add Frame”
      • In search box, type GSHNC
      • Choose which frame best describes you- Because I am a G.I.R.L. Scout Alumna, Volunteer or Supporter
    • Desktop
      • Hover over your profile picture
      • Click “Update”
      • Click “Add Frame”
      • In search box, type GSHNC
      • Choose which frame best describes you- Because I am a G.I.R.L. Scout Alumna, Volunteer or Supporter
  • On Twitter, share girl empowerment stories and include #
    • Support the #DayoftheGIRL, and prepare a generation of girls to take civic action and use their voices to change the world!
    • Labels: #BecauseOfGirlScouts, #GirlsShineCLT, #DayoftheGIRL
  • Encourage your social networks to share their own G.I.R.L. story
How to Help

G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) Scouts is the organization creating—through our skill-building Girl Scout Leadership Experience—the female leadership pipeline. Lead a G.I.R.L., invest in a G.I.R.L. and empower a G.I.R.L. to help build the go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders of tomorrow.

Lead a G.I.R.L.:
There are currently girls on a waiting list that need your mentorship. Start a troop today and make a difference. Share your expertise on a short-term basis by helping lead a program. Volunteer today or contact us for more information. 

Invest in a G.I.R.L.
Over 30% of the girls in our council require financial assistance in order participate. Help ensure all girls have access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. 

Empower a G.I.R.L. 
There is power in every G.I.R.L. Help girls in our community unleash their powers at Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council. Check out an info session near you or encourage a girl to be a apart of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Service Units Challenge


  • Ask your Girl Scout network to share a positive girl story on 10.11.18 and including a hashtag for your home Service Unit (volunteers, parents, girls, alumnae, etc)
  • Earn a microgrant of $100 for your Service Unit to support a girl-led take action project
    • Grant will be given to the Service Unit with highest percentage of participation based on current girl membership
    • GSHNC will tally # of hastags posted by unique individuals to public social media networks by midnight on 10.11.18 (if one individual posts only to FB and uses hashtag 3 times, it only counts once, however if individual posts w/ hashtag to FB & Instagram, it counts twice)
  • Distribution of funds to be determined by the SU Leadership team for Girl Scout and/or Troop leading a take action project, funds to be used by 10.1.19 and project recap reported to GSHNC
  • Challenge winner to be announced in The Buzz on 10.19.18
  • On PUBLIC Instagram & Facebook use #(specific tag for your Service Unit) - see list below
    • This is how the Service Unit challenge will be measured so be sure to add your #SU!
    • #DayoftheGIRL (optional hashtag, just for national PR purposes)
  • Service Unit Hashtags for Day of the Girl Challenge
    • #anson
    • #cab2
    • #meck1
    • #meck4
    • #meck7
    • #meck8
    • #meck12
    • #meck13
    • #meck19
    • #montgomery
    • #pacesetters
    • #rowan
    • #stanly
    • #trailblazers
    • #union1
    • #union2
    • #union3
    • #york1
    • #york2
  • Encourage your social networks to share their own G.I.R.L. story
  • GSHNC Social Media Tags: