GIRL SCOUTS PROMISE TO VOTE DAY
It will be another couple of election cycles before most Girl Scouts can vote, but when the time comes, they’ll be ready. Girl Scouts across Southern Arizona have been busy learning about voting, the election process, and encouraging adults to vote as part of Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s Promise to Vote Patch Program.
On Saturday Girl Scouts will make sure their parents and others are prepared to do their civic duty. On November 3rd Girl Scouts are dedicating themselves to reminding our communities about their responsibility to vote on Election Day. Girl Scout troops are sponsoring “Promise to Vote” booths outside grocery stores and shops on this “Promise to Vote” Day. Girls will be distributing “I Promised a Girl Scout I’d Vote” stickers to adults as a special reminder to vote and to serve as a visual reminder for all who see it.
Promise to Vote Day is just one of many activities girls have completed to earn the Girl Scouts Get Out the Vote patch. Other activities include creating ballot boxes, holding mock elections, making voter pledge cards, writing a letter to the President, and learning about the 19th Amendment.
All activities promote engaged citizenship and service.
Debbie Rich, Girl Scouts CEO, is proud to see the young Scouts in action, “Our “I Promised a Girl Scout I’d Vote” Patch program will help prepare girls for their future role as informed voters and will give girls opportunities to take part in encouraging today’s voters. The future belongs to our youth and
our through our Patch Program girls will be ready to stand up for their future when their time comes! “
For more information on the Girl Scouts Get Out the Vote Patch Program please visit, http://www.girlscoutssoaz.org/programs/vote/
About Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization dedicated to helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. GSSoAz serves over 14,000 girls in Southern Arizona and includes over 3,000 adult volunteers. Our goals are to provide a wide range of contemporary programs that reflect the unique needs and interests of all girls living in Southern Arizona, to empower girls to reach their full potential, and to give girls a voice in their community and in their own lives. For more information, please contact Maria DeCabooter at (520) 319-3175.