On March 21, 2012, a charter group of women elected to office in Oklahoma were pinned into the honorary Troop 1912. This group includes women who are serving in the State Legislature, City Halls, Town Councils, on the Bench and in School Boards across Oklahoma. The pinning ceremony was held at the Oklahoma State Capitol during Girl Scout Day in Oklahoma.

For more information on Troop 1912, click here.

On March 20, 2013, the new members of Troop 1912 will be pinned!
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Honorary Co-Chairs for the charter group of Troop 1912 were Sen. Susan Paddack and Rep. Lee Denney.

Troop 1912 Charter Members

  • Lt. Gov. Jari Askins
  • Sen. Susan Paddack
  • Rep. Lee Denney
  • Rep. Emily Virgin
  • Rep. Anastasia Pittman
  • Rep. Lisa Billy
  • Rep. Ann Coody
  • Rep. Marian Cooksey
  • Rep. Elise Hall
  • Rep. Jeanne McDaniel
  • Rep. Skye McNeil
  • Rep. Jadine Nollan
  • Rep. Leslie Osborn
  • State Superintendent Janet Barissi
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas
  • Oklahoma City City Council Member Meg Salyer
  • Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill
  • Presiding Judge for the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals the Honorable Arlene Johnson
  • Former Edmond Mayor Saundra Naifeh
  • Norman City Council member Carol Dillingham
  • Edmond City Council member Victoria Caldwell
  • Edmond City Council member Elizabeth Waner
  • Mayor of Eufaula Selina Jayne-Dornan
  • Mayor of Piedmont Valerie Thomerson
  • Mayor of Pocasset Christie Rainey
  • Guthrie City Council member Mary Coffin
  • Enid City Commissioner Tammy Wilson
  • Enid School Board member Molly Helm
  • Yukon School Board member Suzanne Cannon
  • Former Garber City Clerk Carobelle Carson
  • Former Crescent School Board member Barbara Kinney

Be The Voice For Girls

The Girl Scouts Advocacy Network provides a tool for you to become a voice for girls and to make a difference in your community and across the nation. Together, we can educate policymakers and community leaders on issues that directly affect girls and the Girl Scouts. By being an advocate, you will have an impact on girl policy issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures. 

Girl Scouts and Advocacy

Girl Scouts of the USA first established a Public Policy and Advocacy office in 1952. Since that time, the organization has worked to build strong relationships with Members of Congress, as well as with officials at the White House and federal departments and agencies. Through our advocacy efforts, we inform and educate key representatives of the government's legislative and executive branches about issues important to girls and Girl Scouting and lobby for increased program resources.


To authorize grants to promote media literacy and youth empowerment programs, to authorize research on the role and impact of depictions of girls and women in the media, to provide for the establishment of a National Task Force on Girls and Women in the Media, and for other purposes

The Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Carl Albert Center seeks to address the historic under-representation of women in politics, public service, and other leadership roles. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower women to become political leaders. We accomplish this mission through a series of educational initiatives designed specifically for women in Oklahoma. 


The Girl Scout blog reports that last month, actress Ashley Judd was battling a sinus infection and "looked a little puffy in the face," prompting buzz about plastic surgery. She was not happy about the attention.

The actress explains in a Daily Beast essay that she doesn't usually read anything about herself. But she was encouraged by colleagues and friends to know what was being said last month. What she found was a conversation that "was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle." She also found that it was "initially promulgated largely by women; a sad and disturbing fact."

For generations, media has had the power to inspire, educate, and entertain us. In recent years, this power has been bolstered by a wave of new technology that has enabled media to be immediate, interactive, and drastically more personal. For today’s youth, this means access to more media in more ways — research has found that kids consume upward of 10 hours of recreational media a day. And that increased media consumption has consequences. The Girl Scout Research Institute has found that 9 out of 10 girls say the fashion industry (89%) and/or the media (88%) place a lot of pressure on teenage girls to be thin. Sixty percent say they compare their bodies to fashion models. And 32% of girls admit to starving themselves or refusing to eat as a strategy to lost weight.

Next week, the Healthy MEdia: Commission on Positive Images of Women and Girls co-chairs Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning actor and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Deborah Taylor Tate, former FCC Commissioner, will release the commission’s first report. “The Elements of Healthy Media” will define what comprises positive and healthy media — from onscreen images, to increased and diverse roles for women, to healthy and meaningful relationships. These definitions will lay the groundwork for the commission’s final recommendations, scheduled for release this fall.

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  • Oklahoma Girl Scouts Advocacy Network. Help advocate in your community for girls. If you are interested in being part of our advocacy effort, email Jaimie Siegal or call 405-528-GIRL

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Troop 1912

As part of our statewide advocacy efforts, we are searching for women who have served or are serving in public office -- from school boards to the legislature. We would like to invite these women to be in our new honorary Troop 1912. If you are a former or current elected woman in Oklahoma and would like to join Troop 1912, please email Jaimie Siegal or call 405-528-4475.

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