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Girl Scout Day at the Statehouse

Statehouse

Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts from across Indiana will convene at Indiana Government Center South on April 21, 2020 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 in the Government Center south for a brand new, conference style day taking a look at the inside of our State Government and celebrating the women's suffrage centennial anniversary by participating in workshops throughout the day and hearing from female leaders of our government.

Highlights of the day will include remarks from Girl Scouts of Central Indiana’s Chief Executive Officer Danielle Shockey.

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Girl Scouts will also get the opportunity to choose their own adventure throughout the day by attending the workshops of their choice, completing badge requirements for civic badges, completing requirements for the I Promised a Girl Scout I Would Vote patch, and much more. In addition, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has secured program partners to include fun and interactive programming throughout the day. Some of these partners include the Secretary of State's office, the Education Center inside the Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society, Women4Change, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Archives, League of Women Voters, and student groups from IUPUI and UIndy.

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 begins January 22 at 9 a.m..

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Page Day

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.

Registration information coming soon. 

Backstage Pass to State Government

 Please note: The Indiana Senate Page Program has evolved over the years. As technology continues to advance, 'paging duties' have evolved as well. With the use of cell phones and emails, there are no longer paper messages available to deliver to our government officials. Instead, Girl Scouts will get an opportunity to experience many other aspects of the Senate side of 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 senators if they are available the day they are visiting. Girl Scouts will also have the opportunity to earn a government badge and learn about our female leaders in government.

Girls should arrive and dressed their best. No blue jeans, open backs, mid-driffs, tank tops, or sandals. Girls should wear business attire when participating in this program. Their vest or sash is encouraged over their business attire. If a Girl Scout is in violation of the dress code, she may not be able to enter the Senate chambers on the floor as the Statehouse is very strict on dress code.

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, patch, and a badge.

Register now!