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Public Policy and Advocacy

Public Policy and Advocacy
The Washington, D.C. Office of Girl Scouts of the USA

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.

Legislative Agenda

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:

  1. Increasing girls' involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
  2. Strengthening financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills
  3. 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.