Democracy for Ambassadors

As a Girl Scout Ambassador, you’re so close to being old enough to vote—if you’re not there already! The right to vote is one of the most important rights given to American citizens, and it’s now extra important for you to be informed about your government and the officials you’ll help elect. Find out everything you can in this badge—then get out there and vote!

  1. Find out about local government
  2. Find out about state government
  3. Find out about the federal legislative branch
  4. Find out about the federal executive branch
  5. Find out about the federal judicial branch

When I’ve earned this badge, I will have learned more about my local, state, and national government—and I’ll be ready to use that knowledge to inform my voting.

Earned by Scouts.

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Democracy for Brownies

Did you know that the president of the United States is only one part of the government? In this country, lots of people work together to decide what
rules are made and how they are followed. All of those people make up our government. When you turn 18, you can help choose them by voting in elections!

  1. Find out about local government
  2. Find out about state government
  3. Find out about our country’s legislative branch
  4. Find out about our country’s executive branch
  5. Find out about our country’s judicial branch

When you’ve earned this badge, you will know the three branches of government—and some of the things they are responsible for.

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Democracy for Cadettes

Whether you realize it or not, you probably have some political issues you’re passionate about. Maybe you’re determined to spread the word about climate change, or maybe you want to improve the lives of your city’s homeless veterans. If you want to make a difference, start by fully understanding how your government works. Informed citizens are change makers!

  1. Find out about local government
  2. Find out about state government
  3. Find out about the federal legislative branch
  4. Find out about the federal executive branch
  5. Find out about the federal judicial branch

When I’ve earned this badge, I will have learned new things about my government—how each branch works, how they work together, and how each piece makes a difference in society.

Earned by Scouts.

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Democracy for Daisies

Do you know what the word “government” means? It’s a big word for something important! When a group of people live together—in a town, city, state, or country—they follow rules. These rules, and the people who make the rules, are called the government. Find out more in this badge!

  1. Find out about local government
  2. Find out about state government
  3. Find out about national government

When I’ve earned this badge, I will have learned about the people who work together in my government.

Earned by Scouts.

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Democracy for Juniors

What do you think of when you hear the word “government”? Do you think of the president? The Supreme Court? Congress? All of these are part of the
United States government—but your city or town has a government too. Your city, state, and country government all work together. How? You’ll see!

  1. Find out about local government
  2. Find out about state government
  3. Find out about our country’s legislative branch
  4. Find out about our country’s executive branch
  5. Find out about our country’s judicial branch

When I’ve earned this badge, I will know more about how my government works—from my town or city to the whole country.

Earned by Scouts.

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