Girl Scout Day at the Roundhouse
February 17, 2014
Girl Scouts take action in many ways--through direct service in their community, by educating others, and by advocating for issues that better their community. Join us at the Roundhouse to learn more about the legislative process. Meet local legislators and decision makers. See how laws are made. Learn how you can make a difference!
Join us February 17, 2014 from 9am-12pm at the Roundhouse. For more information, contact Carol Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2014 legislative agenda for Girl Scouts includes increasing girls’ engagement in STEM, strengthening financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills, promoting safe and healthy living--reducing bullying.
Girl Scout 2014 Legislative Agenda
Public Policy and Advocacy
For over 60 years, Girl Scouts of the USA's Public Policy and Advocacy Office has worked across party lines with Congress and the Executive Branch to educate and raise awareness of the issues important to girls and young women. Through our advocacy efforts, we inform and educate key representatives of the government's legislative and executive branches about issues important to girls and Girl Scouting and help demonstrate to policymakers that Girl Scouts is a resource and an authority on issues affecting girls.
Annually, in partnership with our 112 Girl Scout councils and based on extensive program and research experience, the Girl Scouts of the USA develops a Federal Legislative Agenda (PDF) to advance key issues as a way to promote leadership opportunities for girls:
- Increasing girls' involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
- Strengthening financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills
- Promoting safe and healthy living – reducing bullying and relational aggression
A similar State Legislative Agenda (PDF) is used by our Girl Scout councils across the fifty states with their state public officials to advance issues important to girls and Girl Scouting.
Girl Scouts Advocacy Network
As the leading voice for girls, Girl Scouts have a key role to play to substantively address issues important to girls. Join us to make a difference in your community and across the nation.