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Happy Birthday Justice O’Connor: New Girl Scout Badge Supports National Icon’s Mission


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Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor turns 85 on Thursday, and Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is marking the occasion with the Sandra Day O’Connor Civic Leadership Badge. This badge supports Justice O’Connor’s long-held mission of educating the next generation about civic engagement.

“Our nation can only be successful if all citizens understand how our democratic system works and get involved in it. The only way that can happen is through civic education for each new generation,” said Justice O’Connor.

To earn the badge, girls participate in interactive activities that teach them about the Supreme Court, Arizona’s government and laws, and women’s suffrage. Girls will also learn about Justice O’Connor’s legacy, civic principles and what it means to be an active citizen in their community. Throughout the process, girls reflect on Justice O’Connor’s upbringing, her challenges and accomplishments, and her political impact.

For more information about the badge, click here.