SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 52
(By Senators Unger, Browning, Plymale, Laird, Williams, Yost, Klempa, Prezioso and Stollings)
Recognizing the Girl Scouts of the United States of America on its 100th anniversary.
Whereas, On March 12, 2012, the Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Girl Scout Troop; and
Whereas, For 100 years, the Girls Scouts of the USA has worked toward its mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place; and
Whereas, The Girl Scouts of the USA has maintained the same pursuit of giving all girls the opportunity to develop mentally, physically, and spiritually that Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low engendered when she hosted the first Girl Scouts meeting 100 years ago; and
Whereas, In order to earn the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, each Girl Scout must spend a minimum of 80 hours researching a project she chooses, building a team to assist with the project, developing, presenting, implementing, and receiving feedback on her action plan, and educating and inspiring others on the issue; and
Whereas, The Girl Scouts of the USA is the largest organization for girls in the world, with 3.2 million current Girl Scouts and more than 50 million Girl Scouts alumnae in the U.S. today; and
Whereas, The Girl Scouts of the USA has 112 chartered councils nationwide, including Girl Scouts of Black Diamond and Girl Scouts Council of the Nation's Capital, both of which serve regions of West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the Girl Scouts of the United States of America on its 100th anniversary; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate commends the Girl Scouts of the USA for its dedication to enriching the lives of girls throughout the state and the nation; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives from the Girl Scouts of the USA.