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I earned the Democracy in Action Badge

Submitted by Clemmer H., GSCO Media Star

Metro Dever

Highlands Ranch

Hi, my name is Clemmer! I earned the Democracy in Action badge. To receive this badge, there are five steps.

  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

The first project I did was listen to a town hall meeting. Our county lets us call into the county commissioner’s meetings. This represents the first choice under Step One, Go to a city or town hall meeting.

For Step Two, I visited the state capitol. This represents option one, visit your state capitol building. I took a field trip with my friends and classmates and learned about the state’s history, so I was able to go back to the capitol with other friends and tell them what I learned.

Research representation. With help from an adult, I found out how many women are currently serving in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. There aren’t that many. We need more!!

I created a presidential trivia contest. How many presidents have won Grammy Awards? Which president was known for his love of jelly beans?

I talked to a judge. Find out everything you can about what they do. I found out why she choose her profession. I found out how the state courts work with the other two branches of government.

If you are a Girl Scout Cadette and want to do this badge, go for it! There are so many options to choose from!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

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