Girl Scout Advocacy Network

Nov 17, 2008 Posted in Newsroom, Press Releases

At the 2008 National Council Session, Girl Scouts launched its first ever Girl Scouts grassroots network Over 1,000 Girl Scout members, volunteers, staff and alumnae joined the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network to act on issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures that are important to girls and Girl Scouts. This was a great start, but we need ALL Girl Scout staff, friends and supporters to become a part of this important effort.

By joining the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network, you become part of a collective voice in the Girl Scout movement that responds to policy issues that impact girls and Girl Scouts. For example, the Girl Scouts is actively promoting the Girl Scouts USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act. This bill will authorize the U. S. Mint to issue a Girl Scout Commemorative Coin in celebration of our 100 years of service to Girl Scouting.

The Commemorative Coin is a great fundraising and marketing opportunity. A portion of the funds raised from coin sales will go to the Girl Scouts and help maximize the unique opportunity of the 100th anniversary to further the mission of the Girl Scouts. If the legislation passes, the U.S. Mint will produce 350,000 coins to mark 100 years of Girl Scouts promoting girl leadership, supporting underserved communities, empowering girls and young women nationwide and serving as the voice for girls. This legislation will be at the top of our legislative agenda for the 111th Congress.

GSUSA is also developing a broader legislative agenda at the federal, state and local level. Our efforts aim to enact public policies that promote healthy living for girls, strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for girls, ensure girls’ financial literacy, and promote girls’ leadership and development. You can be a part of this effort by joining the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network. As a member, you will:

  • Receive updates on issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures;
  • Be able to send customized messages to your elected officials;
  • Have access to contact information for your elected officials; and
  • Be a part of a growing grassroots network.

As a member of the Communications team we encourage you to join the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network by logging on to and become a member today!

Feel free to contact Alice Hockenbury, Director of Advocacy, Public Policy and Advocacy, at, if you have any questions.

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