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Washington County: The Path of the Ballot

Tue Nov 06, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Beaverton, OR
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 5 - 6 p.m.

Did you know that Oregon is a "vote-by-mail" state? That's right - in Oregon, every registered voter can mail in or drop off their ballot instead of standing in line at a polling place. But then what? On the night of the November general election, you can get an up-close look at how ballots are processed in your county at the local elections office. Every vote counts!

G.I.R.L. Agenda—Girls Scouts’ NEW civic engagement initiative!
In early October, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. launched the G.I.R.L. Agenda, a nonpartisan initiative powered by Girl Scouts to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls to lead positive change through civic action. To learn more, please visit

Members of the media are encouraged to contact Sarah Shipe, Director of Communications, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, for more information. Sarah can be reached during business hours at (503) 977-6861 or via email at

Girls Scouts’ History of Civic Engagement
Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has emphasized the importance of being civically engaged, by teaching and encouraging girls to create positive change in their communities through advocacy and action. Girl Scouts learn to stand up for what they believe in, identify issues they care about, and develop leadership skills to make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts has a century of success which is reflected in the realm of public service by the fact that 76 percent of female U.S. Senators and 100 percent of U.S. Secretaries of State are Girl Scout alumnae.

Free Event

Badge and/or Patch Information
Seniors may be able to complete a step toward earning the Behind the Ballot badge and Juniors can complete a step toward earning the Inside Government badge!

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Activity Requirements & Ratio
Girls must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or troop leader AND adults are required to register and pay if applicable. 

If attending as a troop or group, the correct girl/adult ratio must be followed (ratios can be found in 2018/2019 Volunteer Essentials on page 65). Your group must have at least two unrelated, approved adult volunteers present at all times. To be an approved volunteer you are required to have a current Girl Scout membership and have an eligible background check to attend. Volunteer trainings required for all adults (GS101; Troop Safety and VE Modules or Volunteer Essentials in Action; Grade-Level Training). Trainings that at least one adult must have: Day Trips.

Adults bringing their own Girl Scout to the event are not required to have a current Girl Scout membership to register for the activity, and are not required to have completed a background check. They are not allowed to serve as an adult in girl/adult ratios, and may not supervise other girls.

Parking is available, but limited at the elections office. Carpooling is encouraged!

Participant Information
This is a Girl Scout activity for registered members only. 

Registration, Cancellation & Refund Information
Registration for this activity is hosted by Girl Scouts - Please email on or before the registration deadline for assistance. 

Registration closes October 30, 2018, one (1) week before the activity is scheduled. 

Cancellation deadline is October 30, 2018, request for cancellation must be submitted via email to by this date.

GSOSW reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If GSOSW cancels an event, registrants will be notified.