Each year, Girl Scouts of the USA develops a federal policy agenda to advance key issues and promote leadership opportunities for girls. We create the agenda based on extensive research and expertise in activity programming for girls.
Our 2023 Federal Policy Agenda (PDF) and 2023 State Policy Agenda (PDF) supports legislation that makes more leadership and educational opportunities for girls and that benefits youth-serving nonprofits like Girl Scouts.
Read on for Girl Scouts' specific public policy priorities.
Out-of-school civics programs are a crucial component of education. We advocate for policy efforts to expand girls’ access to civic education, including:
Every girl deserves to have opportunities to explore and build an interest in STEM. Girl Scouts supports policy efforts to:
Research shows that girls are actively interested in becoming entrepreneurs, developing financially stable futures, and using their skills to make a difference in the world.
Girl Scouts supports policy efforts that:
Outdoor activities have always been a cornerstone of the Girl Scout experience, and we remain committed to ensuring that girls can take part in everything camps and our nation’s natural resources have to offer.
We support policy efforts to:
We support policies and activities that advance the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Accordingly, we endorse efforts that help nonprofits incentivize charitable giving and help recruit and retain staff and volunteers.