Advocacy for Girls

We advocate for girls because they need us.

We advocate for girls because they are our future. 

We advocate for girls because we can be a loud voice, with an intentional, positive, and sustainable mission.

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa is an advocacy champion for girls in Iowa by educating state and local elected officials on the needs of girls. We are partnering with Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois to make this happen for the whole state.  As an advocacy champion we help advance the Girl Scout Movement and improve girls' lives through legislative awareness and education to address issues that impact girls.

Our purpose

Our advocacy efforts help demonstrate to lawmakers that Girl Scouts is a resource and an authority on issues affecting girls. Based on almost 100 years of experience and developed from extensive research, the Girl Scout Public Policy and Advocacy Office:

  • Encourages girls' healthy living through combating Relational Aggression and promoting girl-positive media images;
  • Ensures girls feel emotionally and physically safe;
  • Promotes girls' involvement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM);
  • Develops financial literacy skills; and
  • Gives a voice to girls in underserved communities.

Learn more about what we are advocating for!

Other agencies that support our cause include Iowa After School Alliance and Iowa Commission on the Status of Women.

Girl Scouts of the USA Advocacy Network

Girl Scouts of the USA has established the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network—a grassroots network where Girl Scout members, staff, alumnae, high school age girls, and the general public can act on issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures that are important to girls and Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scouts Advocacy Network provides a tool for you to make a difference in your community and across the nation. By being an advocate, you can help be a voice for girls.

Be the Voice for Girls