In Partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)
From Massachusetts to California and Brazil to Beijing, Girl Scouts is proud to serve military families across our country and the world. Each day, we’re inspired by the sisterhood of military-connected girls and volunteers who live and breathe our Girl Scout Promise to serve our country and continue to make a difference (and have fun!) while doing it.
That’s why this April, we’re proud to celebrate our military-based Girl Scouts who give so much to our Movement during the Month of the Military Child.
No matter where a family’s military service takes girls, Girl Scouts is at the ready with tried-and-true programming and a supportive network that allows girls to continue their unique leadership journeys; build new friendships; and enjoy a reliable, safe space of their own.
How can you participate? It’s easy!
April 15 – Purple Up! Show your support and celebrate military-connected children by wearing purple. Purple represents the joint environment of the military and encompasses all service branches, Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and veterans.
April 20- View from My Window Art Workshop for military-connected children
Celebrate Month of the Military Child through art! Each year the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) encourages military-connected children to express their creative side. This year’s theme is “The View from My Home,” showcasing the varying life experiences through the different military branches.
April 27- Meet an Expert: Brigadier General Linell A. Letendre
Brigadier General Linell A. Letendre is also a robotics lawyer and aeronautical engineering graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy. She will talk about her career, education, and experience in the U.S. Air Force.
Celebrate on Social Media
Share your story! Post a picture or video on social media using #MonthoftheMilitaryChild and #BecauseofGirlScouts. Tag GSCO on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo. You can also submit your story and photos to the GSCO Blog. Like Chloe did, a Girl Scout Junior with USA Girl Scouts Overseas in Germany:
Although we may not be able to gather to celebrate our military communities, you can show your Girl Scout and military pride with our Month of the Military Child coloring packet! Decorate your homes, windows, and communities with your own versions of this artwork throughout the month of April.
Visit Girl Scouts at Home to complete creative activities that celebrate you, your families, and your communities.
The Carla Montana Distinguished Military Veteran Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund
Carla grew up in a family where service to one’s country and friendship to sister Girl Scouts were important values. In honor of Carla’s military service, love of Girl Scouts and travel, Carla’s family has made a generous lead gift to establish The Carla Montana Distinguished Military Veteran Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund. In March 2020, we reached out to Girl Scout supporters and military families with a challenge to raise a minimum of $10,000 to complete this endowment. Thanks to donations from many of you and a generous matching gift we have achieved this goal. Distributions from the endowment will provide Colorado Girl Scouts from military families with scholarships to experience the learning, joy and camaraderie acquired through travel and adventure.
We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.