Just for Girls


Capitol Girls

February 11, 2015
State Capitol, Des Moines

In partnership with the Girl Scouts, the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women and the Office on the Status of Women, Iowa Department of Human Rights hosts an annual event for high school girls throughout Iowa called Capitol Girls. On February 11, 2015, high school girls from across Iowa convened in Des Moines to learn about the workings of the Iowa General Assembly and have an opportunity to shadow women legislators and learn about how state laws and budgets are developed and passed.

The day began at 7:30 a.m. with an inside look at the Iowa General Assembly and general guidelines to follow. Girls were introduced in both the Iowa Senate and Iowa House of Representatives, and then paired with female legislators. The day concluded at 3:30 p.m.

If interested in participating in Capitol Girls 2016, please visit the Girl Scouts website to register or email women@iowa.gov with questions.

Young women can register individually or as a group. If the young woman is already a Girl Scout, the cost is $15; the cost for non-Girl Scouts is $30 which includes a one-year membership to Girl Scouts. The cost for this event covers breakfast and lunch for the day.

Click here for the 2015 Capitol Girls flyer.

2015 Capitol Girls

Capitol Girls group with Lt Gov Kim Reynolds



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