MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Each Other

3. Public Service


  • Attend a city or town council or school board meeting, or a municipal, county, or state session.
  • When election time comes around, learn what the issues are that each officiate-elect is concerned about. Pay special attention to ballot initiatives and what they mean.
  • On the Farmgirl Connection chatroom under Merit Badge Chit Chat give a report sharing what you've learned in a non-partisan way.
  • Vote in five elections for city, state, and federal matters.


  • Run for office or volunteer to work on the campaign for a candidate that you support.


  • Win the election (either you or the person you helped win office)!
  • For motivation about challenges ahead, read Free Lunch by David Cay Johnston.

(The book required for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; e-mail

April, 2024 Edition