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2020 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. While this is a special year deserving of celebrations, it also a time to reflect on challenges within the movement, such as the struggle that continued for women of color to access their right to vote.

Ready to discover history? Get started with these activities and events led by Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast.

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New Patches.

Introducing new Explore patches for Women’s Suffrage in Virginia and North Carolina. Girls are invited to discover, connect, and take action in exploring the history, challenges, and accomplishments of women who fought for the right to vote.

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CEO Conversation Series.

An informal social and educational event with GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller. For Seniors and Ambassadors. Girls will hear directly from our CEO about how to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained with Girl Scouts to their lives after graduation. Meetings will be monthly with new topics each session. Themes may include Passing the Torch (women’s history), Money Moves (finance management), Forming your Future (career planning), Informed and Involved (civic engagement), and Adulting (independent living).

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Girl Fest – Vote Fest! May 16th.

Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote! The League of Women Voters will be present to explain the power of our voices and our vote, and local leaders will share their experiences of holding position in local government. Coline Jenkins, a descendant of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, will be our special guest speaker at the event. All levels are welcome, event patch and components of Citizen Badges will be earned. Register here.

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Women’s Equality Day: Women’s Journey to the Vote!

Join us on August 30th as we partner with local libraries to showcase exhibits honoring Women’s Equality Day and the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Girls are invited to create displays showcasing their experience earning the Women’s Suffrage Patch, what they learned, and a suffrage timeline. After girls complete the Discover and Connect components of the patch, this event will allow them to complete the Take Action component and receive the patch. Apply here

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Engage. Develop. Guide. Empower. (E.D.G.E) Leadership Journey is coming this fall for Seniors and Ambassadors!

This year-long program aims to build future leaders who have the transferable skills and networks needed for pursuing successful careers as civically engaged citizens. This program will consist of monthly gatherings broken up into semesters of workshops, mentorships, speakers, and events.