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My Voice Counts

The national, state, and local election process will be the highlight of the news until Election Day in November 2012.  In fact, it has already started.  The election process provides a vivid backdrop to learn, get involved, and become active in the political process.  The Girl Scout role in any election is to provide an accurate, age appropriate, non-partisan interpretation of the election process and to instill a commitment to participatory citizenship.

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee wants our scouts to get involved and get excited about the election process.  This program is designed to introduce Girl Scouts to the political process in our country and Tennessee.  Beginning with Voter Registration and ending with Our Government at Work, girls will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be an active citizen.

Troops should begin this program in the summer or early fall. Because this program follows the entire election process, it should take until after Election Day to complete. All sections need to be completed in order to earn a patch.

Purpose


The purpose of this program is to help Girl Scouts understand the election process, our government, and the importance of their role as a citizen.

Program Goal


The goal of this program is for Girl Scouts to become involved in the political processes of this country and state while encouraging other members of their community to become involved as well.

Important Dates to Remember

Last Day to Register to Vote
An application for voter registration must be postmarked or hand delivered to the proper county election commission office at least 30 days before an election.

State Primary and County General Election
August 2, 2012 – The last day to register to vote for the primary is 20 days before the election, by
mail or in person.

The Republican Party National Convention – August 27, 2012 in Tampa, Fl

The Democratic Party National Convention – September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, NC

General Election – Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012!

Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting: Related Girl Scout Badges

  • Daisy: Rosie Petal, Make the World a Better Place
  • Brownie: Celebrating Community
  • Junior: Inside Government
  • Cadette: Finding Common Ground
  • Senior: Behind the Ballot
  • Ambassador: Public Policy

My Voice Counts Patch Program Requirements