Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Take Part in Legislation

The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay were among councils organizing special legislative events for the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts and Year of the Girl. On March 21, the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay had a busy day at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware.

Girl Scouts met with Governor Jack Markell in his office, bringing a cake with the 100th Anniversary logo as well as a dual logo for Girl Scouts of the USA's 100 years and Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay's 50 years. Governor Markell asked all the girls to speak about what they enjoyed the most about Girl Scouts.

The General Assembly -- both the House of Representatives and the Senate -- passed House Concurrent Resolution No. 35. Sponsored primarily by Representative Valerie Longhurst and Senator Patricia Blevins, all the female legislators signed off as sponsors.

The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Chief Executive Officer Anne T. Hogan addressed the House, and the second floor gallery overlooking the chambers was filled with Girl Scouts, troop leaders and parents. Representative Mike Barberi specifically congratulated the girls who have finished their Gold Award, and Representative Gerald Hocker shared his enthusiasm as well -- he had previously donated funding for one of the attending girl's Gold Award.

Later in the afternoon, Girl Scouts served as greeters and performed a flag ceremony at induction ceremony for the Delaware Women's Hall of Fame attended by many prominent Delaware women, including First Lady Carla Markell, cabinet secretaries, and state senators and representatives. Also attending was Delaware's Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn and Secretary of State Jeff Bullock.