Advocacy and Public Policy
Girl Scouts’ Office in Washington, DC
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.
Every year, in partnership with our 111 Girl Scout councils, we develop a federal legislative agenda (PDF) to advance key issues and promote leadership opportunities for girls, including:
- Economic Opportunities for Girls
• Increase involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
• Strengthen girls’ entrepreneurial and financial literacy and skills
- Healthy Living Opportunities for Girls
• Expand girls’ access to outdoor adventure
• Prevent bullying and relational aggression, and foster healthy relationship skills
- Global Citizenship and a Global 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.