Bay LWV offers Voter Girl program to Bay Brownie troop

Evelyn Sobczek leads the scouts in a patriotic parade.

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Bay Village held their first Voter Girl workshop with Brownie Girl Scout Troop 71943 at the Bay Village Library on April 10. The Voter Girl Project was developed by the LWV of Kent, Ohio, in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio. The Voter Girl Project aims to teach scouts of all levels – from Daisies to Ambassadors – about the responsibilities of citizenship, voting and leadership.

League members Evelyn Sobczek, Jane Blackie, Kari Eckel and Chapter Chair Cynthia White presented a program including principles of good citizenship, illustrated with a puppet show, and a book reading about what makes a good community member. They played a diversity game with a variety of yummy snacks and learned the meaning of the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as the significance of the colors, stripes and stars on our American flag.  

The girls were given the opportunity to vote on options for their next badge project. This demonstrated the use of voting to reach a fair decision. Topping off the day, the girls participated in a craft, making a baton from a recycled paper towel tube and enjoyed a patriotic parade waving their batons and chanting: “We are Voter Girls, we are Brownies! Making a difference in our communities!”

Each girl went home with a snack bag, baton, an “I Voted” sticker, a Brownie “Celebrating Community” badge and a Voter Girl patch. Bay Village LWV looks forward to engaging with additional Girl Scout troops of all ages who would like to earn Voter Girl patches and citizenship related badges.

Kari Eckel

Bay Chapter of the League of Women Voters

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Volume 14, Issue 9, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.03.2022