On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was officially ratified, giving women the right to vote in all elections.Used with permission from the National Women's Party.

Suffrage Centennial Patch

Commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment

Suffrage Centennial Patch

The 19th Amendment, which was ratified in 1920, removed the gender restriction to voting—a significant milestone for democracy! Before this groundbreaking amendment, women couldn’t vote in national elections. In some states, women were also banned from voting in local elections. However, even after the 19th Amendment, many states passed laws discriminating against women of color—laws that were not eliminated until the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Today, in 2020, in some states voting laws and barriers remain in place that impede women, especially women of color, from participating in elections. And yet women continue to demand their right to vote in elections and are running for office in higher numbers than ever before.

The Girl Scout Suffrage Centennial patch gives you and your troop a chance to explore this important history through simple guides and fun activities.

Want to do a quick suffrage activity? Follow the link for your age level and get started!

Daisy | Brownie | Junior | Cadette | Senior | Ambassador

If you want to earn your patch, here’s how to get started:

1. Download the Suffrage Centennial patch activity guide for your age level, and complete the Discover,        Connect, and Take Action activities.

Daisies, Brownies and Juniors (PDF)
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (PDF)

2. Order your Suffrage Centennial patch from Girl Scouts to wear proudly!

Additional Resources

The Complete Suffrage Toolkit

The materials and activities in this toolkit will inspire girls to discover the history of women’s voting rights and civic engagement. Through these activities, girls will connect, have multigenerational conversations within their communities, better understand the gender barriers that have been broken, and celebrate the women who broke them.

 Download Suffrage Toolkit (PDF)

The Suffrage Art Projects

Check out these fun art projects that take inspiration from what early suffragists did to call attention to their cause. Get creative and put your own twist on these entertaining activities.

 Download Art Projects (PDF)

The 19th Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Project

Use your voice to speak out in support of the Women's History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act. It’s easy when you get started with this handy resource. Take action now! 

 Download Action Template (PDF)