Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo has issued the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.
The first Girl Scouts organization was founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. It was chartered later by Congress on March 16, 1950. Girl Scouts has a rich history as a voice for all girls, regardless of their background or neighborhood. Through its membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries.
Congresswoman Bordallo recently cosponsored H. Res. 460, the Girl Scouts Centennial Resolution, in celebration of 100 years of remarkable programming, research and advocacy. H.Res. 460 also recognizes this centennial by designating 2012 as the “Year of the Girl.” This bipartisan resolution was introduced by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schulz, and has 78 cosponsors in the House.
“I join more than three million girl scouts and 50 million alumnae in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “This organization works to build the courage, confidence and character of its young women, and helps them develop the skills and values needed to become responsible leaders in our communities. The Guam Girls Scouts follow in the footsteps of its national counterpart, and I commend them for working to empower our young women on Guam. I will continue to support the goals of the Girl Scouts, and I wish them continued success for many years to come.”