Oct 11 Proclaimed as Day Of The Girl in Minnesota
Alora Jones, Public Relations Manager
Girl Scouts River Valleys
In Celebration of the Proclamation, Girl Scouts River Valleys is Offering Free Memberships to Ensure More Kids Can Access Girl Scouting
International Day of the Girl seeks both to raise awareness of the unique challenges faced by girls and to promote the empowerment of girls and fulfillment of their human rights. Designated by the United Nations in 2011, International Day of the Girl Child is now in its eleventh year.
"Day of the Girl aims to uplift women and girls at home and abroad and to build a world where all girls feel safe and empowered in their classrooms, their communities, and their homes,” the proclamation reads.
“We’re grateful to Governor Walz for bringing attention to the urgent need to invest in Minnesota’s girls and gender-expansive youth for a stronger and more inclusive future,” says Marisa C. Williams, CEO of Girl Scouts River Valleys. “We’re doing our part by providing fee-free memberships to remove cost as a barrier to experiencing the benefits of Girl Scouts.”
Membership fees are currently waived for new Girl Scouts joining by October 13. To get started and claim a free membership, new families can visit GirlScoutsRV.org/join and click on ‘Explore Troops’ to find the troop that best fits their family. Families who need assistance in finding the right troop can reach out to Girl Scouts staff at 800-845-0787 or email@example.com.
Girl Scouts River Valleys drafted the Day of the Girl proclamation submission in partnership with YWCA Minneapolis, National Council of Jewish Women Minnesota, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, and Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood of Empowerment.
About Girl Scouts River Valleys
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys’ work is supported by 6,300 volunteers who deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to nearly 17,200 girls in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and one county in Iowa. Girl Scouts River Valleys is one of 111 Girl Scout councils that make up the national Girl Scout Movement, sharing the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.