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This year, Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Connecticut are preparing to celebrate their 103rd anniversary. For 103 years, our movement has instilled courage, confidence, and character to millions of girls across the country and the world. Locally, Girl Scouts of Connecticut provides a variety of programming to more than 38,000 girls and over 17,000 adults - programs that empower girls to achieve their goals and develop key leadership skills for their future.
This year, we want everyone to participate and recognize the achievements of our girls. Please join us in celebrating our anniversary by proclaiming March 12, 2015 as Girl Scout Day.
Office of the First Selectman
Girl Scout Day Proclamation A Proclamation Celebrating 103 years of Girl Scouting
WHEREAS, March 12, 2015, marks the 103rd anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, which began in 1912 when Savannah, GA native Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls to provide them the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually;
WHEREAS, 1912 was also the year in which Girl Scouting started in the state of Connecticut;
WHEREAS, for more than 100 years, Girl Scouting has helped build millions of girls and women of courage, confidence, and character who act to make the world a better place; and,
WHEREAS, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience helps girls discover themselves and their values, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place; and,
WHEREAS, through the dedication, time, and talent of volunteers of different backgrounds, abilities, and areas of expertise, Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more than 38,000 girls in grades K-12 across the state of Connecticut; and,
WHEREAS, the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, requires girls to make a measurable and sustainable difference in their community, assess a need and design a solution, find the resources and support to make it happen, and complete the project;
WHEREAS, core programs around environmental stewardship, anti-bullying techniques, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and healthy living, help girls develop a solid foundation in leadership; and,
WHEREAS, today, more than 59 million American women are Girl Scout alumnae and 2.8 million girls and adult volunteers are active members;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, William H. Rose IV, by virtue of the authority vested in me as First Selectman of the Town of Chaplin do hereby applaud the Girl Scouts of the United States of America for more than 100 years of leadership and expertise as the voice for and of girls, proudly proclaim March 12, 2015, as Girl Scout Day.
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