8 Women Politicians Who Were Girl Scouts

BLFF Team | Mar 12, 2023


Happy Girl Scouts Day!Founded on this day in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia, the Girl Scouts of the USA is a youth organization for girls that promotes ideals such as leadership and compassion through activities like community service and learning first aid.

Over half (58%) of the women in the record-breaking 116th Congress in 2018 were girl scouts. For National Girl Scouts Day, Gender on the Ballot is highlighting eight women in politics who used to be in the group.


Elizabeth Dole (R)

Elizabeth Dole is a former United States Senator from North Carolina, Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, United States Secretary of Labor, and United States Secretary of Transportation.


Tammy Duckworth (D)

Tammy Duckworth is a United States Senator from Illinois and Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee.


Geraldine Ferraro (D)

Geraldine Ferraro was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York and was the first female vice-presidential nominee representing a major political party in America.


Nancy Kassebaum (R)

Nancy Kassebaum was a United States Senator from Kansas and served as Chair of the Senate Labor Committee.


Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)

Michelle Lujan Grisham is the 32nd Governor of New Mexico, and she previously served as a United States Representative for the state.


Sandra Day O’Connor (R)

Sandra Day O’Connor was the first female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.


Janet Reno (D)

Janet Reno was the 78th United States Attorney General, and the first woman to hold that post.


Condoleezza Rice (R)

Condoleezza Rice was the 66th United States Secretary of State and the 19th U.S. national security advisor.




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