International Day of the Girl (IDG)
October 11: Celebrate the International Day of the Girl with your Troop!
WHAT IT IS: On International Day of the Girl (IDG) the global community, including the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, comes together to celebrate the power of girls and highlight, discuss, and take action to advance the rights of and opportunities for girls everywhere. This year’s theme is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.”
WHY WE CELEBRATE: We know that each girl has the power to exercise her G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential. By supporting and investing in girls, we can make the world a better place. Girl Scouts also participates in the 11 Days of Action, starting on October 1, in advance of International Day of the Girl.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL ideas and activities are available on pages 26-28 of the Global Action Days Toolkit, found in the Resources section of the Volunteer Toolkit. By doing activities that celebrate the International Day of the Girl, Girl Scouts are completing one step toward earning the Global Action Days patch.
IF YOUR SERVICE UNIT is interested in offering a special event or activities for all the troops in their local community in honor of International Day of the Girl, get started now! International Day of the Girl is always on October 11, which this year falls on a Friday – a great opportunity for a “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable” lock-in or camp overnight; a celebration with other international-focused organizations in your community; or a time to promote the unscripted and unstoppable force of Girl Scouts! If your Girl Planning Team (and troop leaders, service unit team members, and other volunteers interested in Global Girl Scouting) would like more information on IDG resources, activities, and links to Girl Scout badges and Journeys, please contact Global Action Volunteer Margaret Paschal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Margaret can also help troop leaders connect to other Global Action Days projects celebrated by our international partner, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, as well as by Girl Scouts in the USA.