Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Indiana House of Representatives Honors Indiana Girl Scouts for 100 Years

In Indianapolis, Fox 59 WXIN reports that Girl Scouts of the USA were recognized Friday by the Indiana House of Representatives in honor of their 100th year anniversary. Close to 60 Girl Scouts from all over Indiana were present when Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) spoke during a resolution on the House floor recognizing their accomplishments.

The Girl Scouts kicked off their 100th year celebration at the Statehouse Thursday. During the kick-off all the women of the Indiana General Assembly, including Lt. Governor Skillman, were inducted into the 1912 Troop. Each inductee received a special Girl Scout 100th Anniversary pin.

“It was an honor to have joined these girls on their 100th year anniversary. I want to congratulate them all for their dedication to their communities and schools,” said Rep. Richardson. “Many years ago, I was a Girl Scout and it was a wonderful experience. I have many lovely memories of those days.”

Girl Scouts of the USA declared 2012 as the “Year of the Girl: a celebration of girls, recognition of their leadership potential, and a commitment to creating a coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals in support of balanced leadership in the workplace and in the communities across the country.”

Girl Scouts all over the country 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.

“This is a wonderful organization and truly these young ladies are our state’s future leaders,” said Rep. Richardson. “It was extra special to have so many young ladies from Hamilton County present.”