J2031

Honoring the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York upon the occasion of celebrating its 100th Anniversary

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J2031



Senate Resolution No. 2031

BY: Senator AMEDORE

HONORING the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York
upon the occasion of celebrating its 100th
Anniversary

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to act, in accord
with its long-standing traditions, honoring the youth of today, and
leaders of tomorrow, whose character and achievements exemplify the
ideals and values cherished by this great State and Nation; 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 Northeastern New York upon the occasion of
celebrating its 100th Anniversary, to be celebrated on Tuesday, May 9,
2017; and

WHEREAS, Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on
March 12, 1912, when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low organized the first
Girl Scout troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia; since then,
it has grown to 3.7 million members worldwide; and

WHEREAS, For over a century, Girl Scouting has cultivated in our
Nation's young people the goals of building solid values of sisterhood
and the importance of working with others, stimulating both mind and
body, instilling pride, and encouraging community service and success;
and

WHEREAS, Girl Scouting has expanded the horizons of the countless
hundreds of thousands who have participated in Scouting programs which
have made Scouting an American and international institution; and

WHEREAS, On May 9, 1917, Ruth Witte established Girl Scout Troop No.
1 in Albany; for 100 years, the Scouts have been taught to be leaders,
and about various subjects such as environmental awareness and healthy
living; and

WHEREAS, In 2007, a union occurred to form the Girl Scouts of
Northeastern New York, merging Hudson Valley, Mohawk, Adirondack and
Northern, originally known as legacy councils; and

WHEREAS, Since its inception, the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New
York have served approximately 2.4 million members in 15 counties,
including: Columbia, Greene, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren,
Washington, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton,
Schoharie and Schenectady; and

WHEREAS, Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Scouts are given the
opportunity to become entrepreneurs, learn ethical decision making,
financial management, goal setting, and teamwork; and

WHEREAS, Today, the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York serves
10,000 girls with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math (STEM) and leadership, as well as the outdoors; and

WHEREAS, As the Girl Scout movement enters its second Century, it
reaffirms its century-long mission to build girls of courage, confidence
and character who make the world a better place; and

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay tribute to those organizations of high purpose and worthy
accomplishment whose endeavors have faithfully served the welfare of the
youth of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York upon the occasion of
celebrating its 100th Anniversary; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York.

actions

  • 05 / May / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / May / 2017
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / May / 2017
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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