Life Skills

Ambassador Public Policy Badge Activity


Watch a Movie or Documentary About Activists Advocating for Change

To learn from a person or group who pushed for change in public policy.

Activity Details

Time needed: 1–2 hours 

Materials needed: 

  • Computer, tablet, or phone with internet access 

Activity: Use this activity as an introduction to public policy: Here’s your chance to learn from a real change-maker. Consider an issue you care about—perhaps job creation, environmental protection, anti-bullying laws, veterans’ rights, financial aid for college, or distracted driving—and explore the public policy surrounding it.

Watch a documentary or movie. Find a film about an individual or group who pushed for a change in public policy and screen it for family or watch virtually with friends. Afterward, discuss which tactics were most successful in gathering support for the cause.

Troop Leaders:  The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your  Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.

Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

Adapted from Step 1 of the Ambassador Public Policy badge. Purchase the Ambassador Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to complete all requirements and earn the badge.