Advocacy and Public Policy

The Washington, DC Office
Our Public Policy and Advocacy Office works across party lines with Congress and the Executive Branch to educate and raise awareness about issues important to girls and young women. Through our efforts, we demonstrate to policymakers that Girl Scouts is a resource—and an authority—on issues affecting girls and Girl Scouting.

Legislative Agenda
Every year, in partnership with our 112 Girl Scout councils, we develop a federal legislative agenda (PDF) to advance key issues and promote leadership opportunities for girls, including:

  • Healthy Living Opportunities for Girls

• Increase access to outdoor activities
• Reduce bullying and relational aggression and foster healthy relationship skills

  • Economic Opportunities for Girls

• Increase involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
• Strengthen financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills

  • Global Citizenship and a Voice for Girls
  • A Strong Nonprofit Community and Girl Scout Experience

A similar state legislative agenda (PDF) is used by our Girl Scout councils across the country to initiate dialogue on relevant issues with their state public officials.

Girl Scout Advocacy Network
As the leading voice for girls, Girl Scouts has a key role to play in substantively addressing issues that affect girls. Join us to make sure these issues get the attention they deserve, and to make a difference in your community and across the nation.


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