On March 8, Girl Scouts River Valleys hosted a virtual Girl Scout Day at the Capitol program! Over 200 Girl Scouts in grades 2–12 from around Minnesota attended. Girl Scouts from our sister councils—Dakota Horizons and Lakes and Pines—were also in attendance and our Minnesota Girl Scouts came together to learn about civics, how to advocate for Girl Scouts, and other issues they care about. Girl Scouts toured the Minnesota State Capitol virtually, learned how a bill becomes a law, and how legislative districts determine who represents them.
They worked on real-world advocacy scenarios, talked about their Girl Scout story, and practiced presenting it to a legislator. During breakout sessions, Girl Scouts discussed with each other about causes they cared about. Our littlest leaders (Girl Scout Brownies who are in grades 2–3) shared their interests in helping the environment, protecting endangered animals, and giving to charities!
Over the next two weeks, many of the attendees will meet with their legislators to put their new skills to use. Girl Scouts will get the chance to use their voice to talk about causes they care about and help make Girl Scouts accessible to all girls.