Girl Scouts & Government

Did you know...

  • The first Girl Scout handbook was published in 1913 and was entitled "How Girls Can Help Their Country".
  • Congress chartered the Girl Scouts in March 1950.
  • In Savannah, Georgia, in 1983, the second federal building named after a woman was declared the Juliette Gordon Low Federal Complex.
  • Two-thirds of female members of Congress have been Girl Scouts.
  • In 2001, the first Honorary Congressional Girl Scout Troop—Troop Capitol Hill—was convened and is currently comprised of all women members of Congress.

Girl Advocacy Events

Capitol Girls.  Girls in grades 9-12 gathered as 'Capitol Girls' on February 5, 2014. The girls were paired with a female legislator for an inside look at being a woman in politics.

Girl Scout Day at the Capitol.  Girl Scout Day at the Capitol will take place on March 20, 2014. Girls in grades 4 -12 will gather to learn about how government works in our state and what you can do as an Iowa citizen to stay involved!  

Legislative Day.  Girls and adults will join us once again for Legislative Day at the Iowa State Capitol on March 20, 2014. For more information about the 2014 event, email Linda Bisgaard.