National Girls and Women in Sports Day


The 23rd annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day takes place on February 4, 2009. Thousands of sports educators, coaches, athletic directors, recreation directors, association members, sponsors, students, and parents across the country will show their support of the Day and of this year's theme, "Look Who's Playing." To view, click here.

 GSUSA is looking to highlight some terrific Girl Scout athletes.  Do you know a terrific Girl Scout athlete?  If so, send one or two pictures by November 25 to with the following questions answered.

 A little info on Title IX: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, now known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of its principal author, but more commonly known simply as Title IX, is a United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Although the most prominent "public face" of Title IX is its impact on high school and collegiate athletics, the original statute made no reference to athletics.

 We would like learn more about Girl Scouts who participate in sports!  If you know a terrific Girl Scout athlete, here are our questions:  

1.       Name:

2.       Age:

3.       Level in Girl Scouting?

4.       What sports do you play?  For how long?

5.       What is your favorite thing about Girl Scouting?

6.       Why do you like your sport?

7.       What have you learned from Girl Scouting?

8.       What have you learned from the sports you play?

9.       For older girls:  What do you think about Title IX?

Thanks for your help!  Please send the answers and photo to






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