The Girl Scouts of Greater New York Voter Promoter 2020 Patch gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to encourage the adults in their lives to register to vote and make a voting plan. Through this patch program, Girl Scouts will be able to understand the power of voting, complete age appropriate Take-Action activities with badge tie-in’s on voting, and become active members of change in their communities and beyond.
We’re calling on GSGNY Girl Scouts, troops, leaders, and volunteers to help spread the word about the importance of registering to vote and making a voting plan this year. Not only will you be doing your part to educate others about the 2020 Election, you’ll also be practicing civic engagement in your community.
Connect with ten (10) trusted adults in your circle and have them confirm that they are registered to vote and/or help that person register to vote and make a voting plan. Utilize our 2020 Voter Promoter Conversation Guide to assist your conversation in encouraging them to cast a ballot this November.
Every election is important, and this year’s election in November is no different! Press the button below to find out what’s required of you to earn this brand new patch and help the adults in your life get ready to vote this fall!
Deadline extension to complete activities: October 9, 2020.
Girl Scouts of USA has also launched a national “Promote the Vote” initiative to engage Girl Scout troops in the democratic process.
Voting is arguably our most important civic duty—but barriers still exist. In many parts of the country, voting laws and protocols make it difficult for many people, especially people of color, to cast their votes in local and federal elections. In other words, there’s work to be done—and girls can play a part!
Learn how your Girl Scout troop can promote the vote: