Dear members and friends of Girl Scouts of Northern California:
We saw so much passion and engagement across the country for this year’s presidential election. As our nation prepares for the time-honored tradition of a peaceful transition of power, we are reminded that Girl Scout values remain the same as they always have been since 1912.
Girl Scouts shows girls how to take the lead and make their voices count, and we work hard to instill the courage, confidence, and character they need to lead, not only in their own lives, but in our world.
At Girl Scouts, civic engagement, responsibility, and duty are at the heart of the values and ideals that we try to instill in girls and that are written into our Promise and Law, which among other things, calls on girls to serve their country, respect authority, and make the world a better place.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is among the most impactful ways American girls have tapped into their leadership potential throughout the last century. No experience has proven more effective at preparing girls to unleash that potential than Girl Scouts.
This post-election season is also an ideal time for girls and their troops to work collaboratively on their Citizen badges, such as:
We have received requests from many members for tips to help parents and troop leaders talk to their girls. If you are in need of these resources, please visit “What Our Country Needs Right Now Is You” in the Raising Awesome Girls hub of girlscouts.org.
- Brownies: Celebrating Community
- Juniors: Inside Government
- Cadettes: Finding Common Ground
- Seniors: Behind the Ballot
- Ambassadors: Public Policy
Girl Scouts is here for all of you as we continue to inspire girls to develop the kind of courage, confidence, and character needed to make the world a better place.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Girl Scouts of Northern California