On November 8, 2016, millions of Americans went to the polls to cast their vote for a new president and no matter how you voted, it was, like all presidential elections, a historic day for our leaders and for our country! At Girl Scouts, we believe every girl has the potential to be a leader whose actions can change the world.
Girl Scouts shows girls how to take the lead to make their voices count and we work hard to instill the courage, confidence, and character they need to lead not only in their own lives, but also in our world. At Girl Scouts, civic engagement, responsibility, and duty are at the heart of the values and ideals that we try to instill in girls and that are written into our Promise and Law, which among other things, calls on girls to serve their country, respect authority, and make the world a better place. We encourage women of all parties and ideologies to lead in their own lives, in government, and in our world.
Participating in elections as voters and candidates from both sides of the aisle is a matter of personal responsibility for Girl Scouts. Working with and through our government to get things done for their communities is how so many Girl Scouts have won some of our highest and most prestigious awards, including the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girl Scouts congratulates President-elect Trump on his victory, and look forward to continuing to work with the White House and Congress to advocate for issues important to girls and their leadership development so that they, too, can change their world forever, and for better.