Girl Scouts from across Indiana will convene at Indiana’s capitol on March 19, 2019 for Girl Scout Day at the Statehouse. More than 100 Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, and Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will spend the day meeting with elected women leaders and participating in a joint resolution ceremony in the House and Senate chambers honoring Girl Scouts in Indiana.
Girl Scout Day at the Statehouse
Highlights of the day will include remarks from Girl Scout Day
sponsor State Representative (District 92) Karlee Macer, Indiana’s
Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Representative Robin Shackleford,
Superintendent Jennifer McCormick, Senator Jean Breaux, and Girl
Scouts of Central Indiana’s Chief Executive Officer Danielle
Girl Scouts will also get the opportunity to meet with interns and legislative assistants working at Indiana’s Statehouse, a tour of the Indiana State Capitol building, and participate in a get to know your government activity. In addition, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has secured program partners to include fun and interactive programming throughout the day. Overnight accommodations at the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana camps will be offered to those traveling in.
Ninety percent of Americans believe out-of-school programs like Girl Scouts play an important role in helping girls succeed. Girl Scouts from across the state are reinforcing this belief by encouraging our state leaders to interact with the next generation of leaders at Girl Scout Day at the Statehouse.
Registration for this event will open on Wednesday, January 23, at 9 a.m. Watch our homepage for registration information as the event gets closer.
Run Like a G.I.R.L. – Intro to State Government
Would you like to see how our state legislature works? Through the Indiana House Page Program, any student 13 to 18 years of age or older gets the chance to come to the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity. Along with visiting the capitol building and touring such locations as the governor's office, the chambers of the Indiana House and Senate and the Indiana Supreme Court, pages get the chance to witness floor sessions and committee meetings and help staff members. Students who serve as pages receive an excused absence from school. They are responsible for their own transportation to and from Indianapolis.
Fee includes lunch and patch.
Girl Scouts traveling more than one hour away are invited to stay at Camp Dellwood the night before the event, which is approximately 20 minutes from the statehouse.
Note: Adult supervision provided by council. We apologize for the inconvenience, but adults will not be able to stay during this program due to space.
Indiana Senate Page Program
The Indiana Senate Page Program is an interactive education experience for students in grades 6-12 to learn about state government.
Senate pages have the opportunity to tour Indiana's historical Statehouse (including the Senate and House Chambers, the Supreme Court, and the Governor's office), observe the legislative session directly from the floor of the Senate, listening to debates on important policy issues, and meet and assist senators with age-appropriate tasks.
Note: Adult supervision is provided by the council for this program. Parents will be required to bring their girl(s) in to check them in and then to sign them out at the end of the day.
Fee includes lunch and patch.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is happy to offer free overnight accommodations at Camp Dellwood for any Girl Scout traveling more than an hour away.