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In Partnership with the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council

In 2020, Girl Scouts across Michigan will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote. GSMISTS honors this milestone with the Michigan 2020 Women’s Right to Vote Centennial Patch. Girls can earn this patch by learning about the suffragists who fought for years for the right to vote.  As they learn about the history of the suffrage movement, girls will also learn key lessons about how our government works, and how individual citizens can participate in government and make their voices heard. The Michigan 2020 Women’s Right to Vote Centennial Patch is intended to be a catalyst for conversation and to encourage girls to learn more and take action to make the world a better place. 

This patch packet features activities divided into three sections:

Discover - Learn the history of the women’s suffrage movement
Connect - Explore how the right to vote affects our communities and everyday lives
Take Action - 
Use what you have learned to make a difference in your community

Download the Resources Packet to get the information that will help you complete the activities required for the patch.  

Suffrage Patch Requirements

Complete activities from each category of discoverconnect and take action.

  • Girl Scout Daisies – 2 Discover, 1 Connect, 1 Take Action
  • Girl Scout Brownies – 2 Discover, 2 Connect, 1 Take Action
  • Girl Scout Juniors – 3 Discover, 2 Connect, 1 Take Action
  • Girl Scout Cadettes – 4 Discover, 3 Connect, 1 Take Action
  • Girl Scout Seniors/Ambassadors – 5 Discover, 4 Connect, 1 Take Action


Related Badges

Related Girl Scout petals or badges

  • Daisy – Rosie Petal, Make the World a Better Place
  • Brownie – Celebrating Community
  • Junior – Inside Government
  • Cadette – Finding Common Ground
  • Senior – Behind the Ballot Ambassador – Public Policy


After completing activities from each category of Discover, Connect, and Take Action, please submit this form to Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore. If the program was completed as a troop, troop leaders may complete one form for all girls and patches will be given to the troop leader. When purchasing patches you will have the option to pick up your order at any of the GSMISTS Service Centers or have them mailed. If you have any questions please reach out to