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Future Voter Series: Week 7 (Virtual)

Date:
Mon Oct 26, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
Category:
Programs & Events
Level:
Senior, Daisy, Brownie, Cadette, Junior, Ambassador
Region:
Councilwide
 

Future Voter Series
A core value of Girl Scouts is to empower girls to be leaders and raise their voices! One of the simplest ways for girls & women to be civically engaged in their communities is through voting, but how much do girls understand about the voting process? This virtual, 7-week educational series is designed to teach Daisies through Ambassadors the ins and outs of the voting process so that when the time comes, they will be prepared to be actively engaged. Participants will also learn about democracy and how they can be involved in the local, state and national elections going on right now. Beyond learning about all the topics listed below, girls will also be able to work towards completing their grade level's Democracy badge. Specific topics to be covered are:

  • Week 1 - Levels of Government & Lobbying
  • Week 2 - The Parties
  • Week 3 - Primary Process & Nomination Process
  • Week 4 - Convention
  • Week 5 - Popular Vote vs. Electoral College
  • Week 6 - The U.S. Census & Gerrymandering
  • Week 7 - Term Limits & Program Wrap-up
  • How Girl Scouts can participate on election days (to be discussed at each session)

Who: all grade levels, Daisies-Ambassadors
Dates/Times:
Monday, September 14, 6:30-7:30 PM (EST)
Monday, September 21, 6:30-7:30 PM (EST)
Monday, September 28, 6:30-7:30 PM (EST)
Monday, October 5, 6:30-7:30 PM (EST)
Monday, October 12, 6:30-7:30 PM (EST)
Monday, October 19, 6:30-7:30 PM (EST)
Monday, October 26, 6:30-7:30 PM (EST)

Girl Fee:
$10 for Girl Scout members = receive fun patch
$25 for Girl Scout members = receive fun patch & "Future Voter" t-shirt
$50 for non-Girl Scout members = receive fun patch, "Future Voter" t-shirt & Girl Scout membership

Adult Fee: 
$0 = no t-shirt, no fun patch
$15-$17 = receive "Girl Scouts Vote" t-shirt ($17 plus size t-shirt)
$18-$20 = receive "Girl Scouts Vote" t-shirt & fun patch ($20 plus size t-shirt)

Registration Opens: September 4, 6 PM
Registration Closes: October 23, 6 PM
To Register: click on the "REGISTER NOW" green button above
Questions: 540-777-5100 or info@gsvsc.org

What You Need to Know:
Participants will need access to high speed internet and a computer/laptop/tablet to join the workshop. Meetings will be virtual using Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to parents/caregivers Sunday, September 13, prior to the first meeting. Parents/caregivers should ensure they've entered the correct email and mailing address during registration. Patches and t-shirts will be mailed no later than October 23 to address provided in registration.

Disclaimer:
The cost will not be prorated; there will be no refunds if participants are unable to attend one or more of the sessions. After completion of the full series, the council will make accommodations for those that have registered and missed sessions. Contact our customer care team at info@gsvsc.org for more information.