At Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, we want all girls to know the power they have to make a difference, and understand the pathways available to them to lead positive change through civic action. That’s why now through the end of 2020, any GSOSW Girl Scout who earns a Citizen badge—Good Neighbor, Celebrating Community, Inside Government, Finding Common Ground, Behind the Ballot, or Public Policy—will receive that badge for free.
Encouraging girls to speak up and advocate for the issues and ideas important to them is not new. In fact, even before women could vote in the United States, Girl Scouts could earn the Citizen badge by displaying their knowledge of government and how to get involved!
Citizen badges engage girls in age-appropriate activities involving community service, public policy, government, voting, and more. Over time, the badges build girls’ knowledge of local and global communities and show them how their actions as citizens make the world better for everyone. Now more than ever, we need girls to make their voices heard with bold moves like advocating for positive change in their local communities and standing up against injustice.
How to Earn Your Badge
Check out a breakdown of all the Citizen badges, and how to earn them, on the Girl Scout Blog.
How to Redeem Your Free Citizen Badge
If you earn one of the Girl Scout Citizen badges listed above any time now through the end of 2020, you can receive your badge for free. To redeem your free badge once earned, contact the GSOSW shop at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Badges must be ordered directly with the GSOSW shop (this offer is not available through GSUSA) and must be redeemed by December 31, 2020. This offer is only available to currently registered girl members of Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Questions? Contact us.
*While it is not our intention to do so, GSOSW reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time for any reason.