J1548

Honoring the Girl Scouts of Western New York upon the occasion of the 101st Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA

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J1548


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Girl Scouts of Western New York upon
the occasion of the 101st Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to recognize and
honor those esteemed organizations that provide significant opportu-
nities for leadership, fellowship and character development for young
people in this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Girl Scouts of Western New York upon the occasion of the 101st Anniver-
sary of the Girl Scouts of the USA; and
WHEREAS, The Girl Scouts of the USA began with a meeting on March 12,
1912, when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls for a local
Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Georgia, to provide the girls with the
opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually; and
WHEREAS, The Girl Scouts of the USA is the largest organization for
girls in the world, with over 3.2 million Girl Scouts - 2.3 million
girls and 890,000 adults; the Girl Scouts of Western New York, serving
girls and women in Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Livingston,
Niagara, Orleans, Monroe and Wyoming Counties, has a membership of
20,000 girls and 9,000 adult volunteers; and
WHEREAS, Over the past century, the Girl Scouts of the USA has
fulfilled its mission to build girls of courage, confidence and charac-
ter, who make the world a better place; and
WHEREAS, The Girl Scouts of the USA encourages girls to develop their
leadership potential through activities that enable them to discover
their values, skills and the world around them; connect with others in a
multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the
world; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception in 1912, Girl Scouting has touched the
lives of more than 59 million American women; 76 percent of all Girl
Scout alumnae report that Girl Scouts had a long-lasting, positive
impact in their lives; and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouts provides girls with enriching experiences for
growth through field trips, skill-building clinics, community service
projects, cultural exchanges and environmental stewardship; girls are
encouraged to develop to their full individual potential and relate to
others with increasing understanding, skill and respect; and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouts encourages young women to develop values to guide
their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making;
girls are inspired to contribute to their communities with their abili-
ties, leadership skills and cooperation with others; and
WHEREAS, A commemorative coin honoring 100 years of Girl Scouting was
designed and produced by the United States Mint this year; the coin
features three Girl Scouts on the obverse and the organization's logo on
the reverse; with its arrival at the end of the 100th anniversary cele-
bration, the coin serves as a reminder of the long history of the Girl
Scouts of the USA and a look forward to the next 100 years of serving
girls; and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting has a long history of helping girls and women
develop their full potential as individuals and leaders to provide
significant contributions to society; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Girl Scouts of Western New York upon the occasion of the 101st
Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Girl Scouts of Western New York.

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  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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