WHEREAS, March 12, 2013 marks the 101st 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; and
WHEREAS, 1912 was also the year in which Girl Scouting started in the State of Connecticut; and
WHEREAS, for over 100 years Girl Scouting has helped build courage, confidence, and character in millions of girls and women who act to make the world a better place; and,
WHEREAS, the Girl Scout Leadership Program 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 Program to over 47,300 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; and
WHEREAS, core programs around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), environmental stewardship, 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 3.2 million girls and adult volunteers are active members.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Farmington Town Council hereby applauds the Girl Scouts of the United States of America for over 100 years of leadership and expertise as the voice for and of girls and we proudly proclaim March 12, 2013 as Girl Scout Day.
DATED AT FARMINGTON, CT this 12th day of March 2013.
Farmington Town Council