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 that aligns with Advocacy