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New Votes for Women Patch Released

Votes for Women

Girl Scouts Heart of the South Votes for Women patch program celebrates the 100 year history of the women’s suffrage movement

The NEW Girl Scouts Heart of the South Votes for Women patch program celebrates the history of the women’s suffrage movement, which ultimately led to the ratification of the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920 when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve the amendment granting women the right to vote.

Each grade level is provided with its own set of activities  and is designed to build on itself from year to year, so that as Girl Scouts grow, so too does their knowledge and understanding of the women’s suffrage movement.

Learn more about prominent figures in your state:

  • Learn more about suffragists in Arkansas
  • Learn more about suffragists in Tennessee
  • Learn more about suffragist in Mississippi.

Helpful websites and resources:

  • Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission - In April 2017, Congress passed legislation to create the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (S.847) “to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for women’s suffrage.”
  • National Park Service - Early suffragists spent years, and in some cases entire lifespans advocating for the right to vote. As we enter 2020, we will be looking back on those stories.

The Votes for Women Patch will be available for purchase at your local Trefoil Trunk council shop location at the end of March.