Girl Scouts and Kappa Delta invite girls to National Girls Day event, November 14
With a desire to spread the word to girls that She Can Do Anything, the theme of the 2010 National Girls Day event, Girl Scouts Louisiana East and Kappa Delta Sorority invite all girls in grades 1 – 5 to participate in this national day of celebration and confidence-building. The National Girls Day event is being held Sunday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Woman’s Hospital, 9050 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge. Events are being held across the country on or around November 14, in an effort to empower girls to realize their dreams and celebrate the power of girls making a difference in their communities.
“We encourage girls to adopt healthy living habits by showing them how healthy living choices will support their emotional and physical well-being,” said Kevin Shipp, program specialist for the local Girl Scout council. “This event addresses the ‘whole girl’ rather than just the food she eats, her weight and her exercise habits.”
The 2006 study, The New Normal? What Girls Say About Healthy Living, conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute, revealed that today’s girls are defining health on their own terms, placing the same value on emotional well-being and self-esteem as they do on diet and exercise. For girls, being healthy is more than just eating right and exercising; it is also about feeling good about oneself and being supported by family and peers.
The National Girls Day event will be facilitated by young women of Kappa Delta and staff from Woman’s Hospital and Girl Scouts, with rotating workshops on how to reduce stress, make nutritional food choices, stay physically fit, and the importance of girl friends. It will also include presentations and activities from community organizations, fitness experts, skin consultants, nutritionists, and other professionals.
The cost to attend the event is $5 for Girl Scouts and $17 for non-Girl Scouts, which includes Girl Scout membership as a special event pathway. Girls will also have the option of joining or being assigned to a troop. Registration is required and available at www.gsle.org or the local council service center at 545 Colonial Drive, Baton Rouge, LA.
In 2009, Kappa Delta created the Confidence Coalition, an alliance of organizations and companies committed to promoting confidence in girls and women. That same year, it created National Girls Day (also referred to as International Girls Day) to empower girls to reach their potential. Kappa Delta is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including the prevention of child abuse and confidence-building programming with the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Girl Scout’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The local council, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, serves girls 5 to 17 in 23 parishes of southeast Louisiana. For more information about Girl Scouts or adult volunteer opportunities, call the council office in Baton Rouge at 225-927-8946, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.
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