Guest Blog: Carolyn Z.

As a Congressional Aide, Girl Scout Carolyn Z. spent a week shadowing the office of Representative John Conyers, Jr. Caroline writes about her experience below. 


This summer, I had an amazing time as a Girl Scout Congressional Aide shadowing in the office of Representative John Conyers, Jr.

During my week on Capitol Hill, I had the opportunity to visit many congressional offices, read and summarize political articles from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and attend congressional briefings.

From my experience, I have gained a greater appreciation for our elected representatives who work tirelessly to support their constituents in Congress.

It truly was a wonderful and very worthwhile time and I would like to thank the Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital for this exceptional opportunity to experience life on Capitol Hill.

For more than 40 years, Girl Scout Ambassadors have had the opportunity to combine service and citizenship through our historic Congressional Aide program. Over the course of a week, girls shadow congressional offices, where they learn first-hand about our nation’s political process and help members of Congress and their staff with daily assignments behind the scenes. Learn more on our website and view photos throughout the summer on our Facebook page.