We began 2020 with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, establishing women’s right to vote. To honor this historic occasion Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital promoted exploring the HERstory through exhibits, books, and events in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Over 1,740 members have completed our Council’s Own Women’s Suffrage patch program to date. We collaborated with Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument and held our first Women’s Suffrage Scavenger Hunt, 162 girls, and 52 adults participated, and 187 additional members participated in a scavenger hunt around the National Mall.
As the year progressed, we expanded our program offerings to include in-person and virtual programs. Our 38,645 program experiences included 1,153 Girl Scouts in the Spring for World Thinking Day. Also, we launched several new programs including the Pen Pal program engaging over 462 Girl Scouts.