HUNTINGTON,NY—Girl Scouts of Suffolk County will partner with Hon. Tracey Edwards, Councilwoman for the Town of Huntington, to roll out an all-new Girls in Government patch program on November 14, 2017, at Huntington Town Hall

Girls will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of women elected officials from all levels of government, including Town, County, State and Federal, and to experience personal interaction with female leaders and public officials, who will share their own inspirational stories and perspectives. Girls will also have the opportunity to learn about the career paths available to them in public service.

“We are delighted to partner with Councilwoman Tracey Edwards as we unveil the all-new Girls in Government patch program,” says Yvonne Grant, President & CEO for Girl Scouts of Suffolk County. “Civic responsibility is a tenet of Girl Scouting, and this patch program is a great way to exemplify its importance.”

“Women make up 51% of the U.S. population, but only 19% of women are in Congress. We need to change those numbers and we hope that Girls in Government will inspire our girls to become public servants. I am excited to
partner with Girl Scouts of Suffolk County on this great program,” stated Councilwoman Edwards.

Girl Scouts of Suffolk County is the largest youth-serving agency on Long Island. It serves more than 40,000 girls between the ages of 5 and 17, with the dedicated support of more than 7,000 volunteers. For more information about Girl Scouts, please call 631.543.6622 or visit www.gssc.us.