Friday, October 1, 2021

How to Celebrate International Day of the Girl in 2021

Plus five reasons you don’t want to miss the FREE Girl Scouts Change the World virtual event! 

Let’s hear it for the girls! Officially celebrated by the United Nations, Monday, October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child—and our world has more than 1.1 billion girls under the age of 18, who are primed to become the largest generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers. 

But for Girl Scouts, one day just isn’t enough! Starting October 1, we’re celebrating girl greatness every day, including with our HUGE virtual celebration, Girls Change the World, sponsored by the LEGO® Group, on Saturday, October 9. 

Register now for this free event, featuring amazing speakers, inspiring girl stories, and much more (read on for a sneak peek). And hurry—registration closes Monday, October 4! 

Get inspired with 11 days of action. 

Beginning today, October 1, we’re gearing up for Girl Scouts Change the World and International Day of the Girl by celebrating Girl Scouts who’ve used technology and digital leadership to change the world through their Gold Award projects in 2021.  

Be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram for your daily inspo from a 2021 Gold Award Girl Scout who’s bringing technological resources and connectivity to people around the world! 

Do YOU and your troop have a story to share? How have you used technology to make your community better over the past year? Join the conversation and celebrate with us by tagging @girlscouts on social media and using #GSChangetheWorld, #DayOfTheGirl, and #IDG2021 as we get ready to celebrate! 

Time to celebrate at the Girl Scouts Change the World virtual event, sponsored by the LEGO Group. 

You could win fun giveaways from the LEGO Group

A day full of inspiration, sisterhood, and global action—need we say more? Whether you’re just starting out in earning your Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award or already celebrating your achievement, there’s something for everyone (including adults!) with the event’s guest speakers and breakout sessions. Here are five reasons you don’t want to miss out on Saturday, October 9: 

  1. You’ll get inspired directly from 2021 Gold Award Girl Scouts talking about the incredible projects they’ve completed in the past year. 
  2. For the first time ever, we’re awarding 105 inaugural GSUSA Gold Award scholarships thanks to our scholarship funders, Kappa Delta Foundation and Arconic Foundation. 
  3. Our guest speakers are total gamechangers, from incredible artist (and Gold Award Girl Scout) Dana Tanamachi to LEGO Brickmaster Amy Corbett. 
  4. You’ll catch special shoutouts from HUGE surprise guests! 
  5. You’ll be eligible for exciting giveaways, swag, and so much more! 

Don’t wait to get in on the fun—register by Monday, October 4!

The big day is here! International Day of the Girl 2021—virtual Girls Speak Out event. 

Ready for girl power on a global scale? Register now for a girl-led roundtable discussion with UN representatives and partners on closing the gender digital divide to accelerate opportunity for girls around the world. You’ll hear unique perspectives from change-making girls (including 2021 Gold Award Girl Scout Vonesha!) as they discuss solutions and possibilities with key stakeholders ready to make a difference. 

Join us to earn a special NEW patch! 

Celebrate Day of the Girl every day with the NEW International Day of the Girl patch—available now in our online store! You can become eligible to purchase this patch by participating in the 11 Days of Action, Girl Scouts Change the World, or the United Nations’ virtual Girls Speak Out event.