Girl Scouting build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. What does this mean? How do girls make the world a better place? They advocate. At Girl Scouts of Utah, we specifically help girls advocate in three different categories: Government and Civic Engagement, Human Rights and Social Justice, and Environmental Stewardship. Through learning how to use their voice and standing up for a cause, girls are influencing change and finding ways to be counted and be heard.

Why is advocacy important? In the United States, women make up 51% of the population—however women only make up 17% of Congress. Girls need to learn to use their voice and be heard! Whether they want to be the future President of the United States, a teacher of students, a scientist, or a homemaker, Girl Scouting believes in building girls who are confident in their abilities to stand up in what they believe in and giving them the tools to make a difference in the world.

Journeys that align with Advocacy

 It’s your World-Change it! Leadership Journey Series, all age levels

Badges that align with Advocacy

Citizen badge, all age levels

  • Brownies: Celebrating Community
  • Juniors: Inside Government
  • Cadettes: Finding Common Ground
  • Seniors: Behind the Ballot
  • Ambassadors: Public Policy

Girl Scouts of Utah Sponsored Patch Programs that align with Advocacy

Advocacy Resources: