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Upcoming Civic Engagement Activities


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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? In advance of the May primary, you can get an up-close look at how ballots are processed in your county at the local elections office. Every vote counts! 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! Free Event Registration closes one (1) week before the activity is scheduled. Please email activities@girlscoutsosw.org on or before the registration deadline for assistance.

Deschutes County Elections Office
Deschutes Services Building
1300 NW Wall Street, Suite 202, Bend, OR 97703
May 15, 2018
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Multnomah County Elections Office
1040 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
May 15, 2018
6 - 7 p.m.
Jackson County Elections Office
1101 W Main St #201, Medford, OR 97501
May 14, 2018
4 - 5 p.m.
Benton County Elections Office
120 NW 4th St #13, Corvallis, OR 97330
May 15, 2018
6 - 7 p.m.
Marion County Elections Office
555 Court St NE, Salem, OR, 97301
May 15, 2018
6 - 7 p.m.


Another civic engagemert activity coming up this election season is Meet the Mayor with the Bus Project. You can take a tour of the Portland mayor's office, meet the mayor for a Q&A, and get a backstage look at what it takes to run a city on April 30, 2018. Juniors will complete a step toward earning the Inside Government badge and the event is free to register for. Free Event Registration.

Meet the Mayor with the Bus Project
City of Portland, City Hall
April 30, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Would you like to register for these activities? Go to the activities page to find the event you're interested in. Do you have questions? Email activities@girlscoutsosw.org for support.

For more information about voting in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State website.

In October, Girl Scouts of the USA launched the G.I.R.L. Agenda, a nonpartisan initiative to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls to lead positive change through civic action. To learn more, please visit: girlscouts.org/girlagenda

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 16 out of 22 (73%) women in the United States Senate were Girl Scouts; 61 out of 111 (55%) female members of the 115th Congress (House and Senate) were Girl Scouts; and, 100 percent of female U.S. Secretaries of State are Girl Scout alumnae.