Today, Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, released a statement on the U.S. Senate passage of S. Res. 310, “Designating 2012 as the ‘Year of the Girl’ and congratulating Girl Scouts of the USA on its 100th anniversary.” The resolution was introduced by Honorary Troop Capitol Hill co-chairs, Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME).
“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, and we are extremely proud that while only 17% of Members of Congress, nearly 60% of those women were Girl Scouts, ” said Chávez . “In honor of our 100th anniversary we have launched ToGetHerThere – a campaign for balanced leadership in one generation. Together with Members of Congress, parents, teachers, volunteers, friends, and the community, we are standing up and standing together for the future of our nation’s girls. We thank the Members of the U.S. Senate for recognizing the tremendous contribution of Girl Scouting for the past 100 years, and for their support in our mission of preparing the next generation of women leaders.”