Girl Scout Advocacy

Advocacy helps to establish Girl Scouts as a resource and authority on issues that affect girls.  Advocacy can spur change, preserve and attract funding, and generate learning and discussion—all to empower girls!

GSSEM advocacy work is in conjunction with that of our sister councils in the state of Michigan. It focuses on connecting and building relationships with elected officials within the State House and Senate Districts, local elected officials, and communities within GSSEM’s jurisdiction.

GSUSA has identified four priority areas that are the focus of national or local Girl Scout advocacy work.  These areas include:

  • Promoting girls’ physical, social and emotional health
  • Financial literacy
  • STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math)
  • Girls and leadership

How You Can Get Involved!

Girl Scout Advocacy Network

Want to be a voice for girls? Join the Girl Scout Advocacy Network and receive Action Alerts on ways you can help make positive changes in your community and across the nation for the wellbeing of girls and Girl Scouting.


The GSUSA Office of Public Policy & Advocacy works with elected officials at the Federal level, partners with like-minded organizations, lobbies on behalf of Girl Scouts and girls issues and lends support to local councils in their advocacy effort

Local and National Contact Information:

GSSEM c/o Advocacy
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
500 Fisher Bldg.
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 800-482-6734
Fax: 313-870-2600

Public Policy and Advocacy
Girl Scouts of the USA
816 Connecticut Avenue NW, 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-3780
Fax: 202-331-8065