Girl Scouts Heart of the South and the Memphis Fire Department are teaming up to host HERo Day, a high-adventure career exploration day for girls in grades 6-12.
The event is designed to give girls a glimpse of the thrilling world of fire and emergency services careers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, only 3.7 percent of career firefighters are female. Girl Scouts believes "if she can see it, she can be it."
The mission of HERo Day is to provide positive female role models in these male-dominated fields. Girls will train alongside elite members of the Memphis Fire Department.
Pre-registration is required. Cost: $20 per girl, which includes lunch, commemorative bandana, and HERo Day patch.
Girls do not have to be in Girl Scouts to participate in HERo Day. Any girl in grades 6 to 12 may register. • Visit girlscoutshs.org/hero