McMorris Rodgers, Watson Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Girl Scouts’ 110th Anniversary

Mar 12, 2022
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Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2022) –  Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today joined Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) in introducing a resolution recognizing the 110th Anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. 

“Growing up in a rural community, the Girl Scouts helped give me the courage to dream big and teach me the skills I needed to make my dreams a reality – and I’m not alone. For 110 years, the Girl Scouts have encouraged young girls across America to live courageously, follow their hearts, see their own potential, and be risk takers,” said Rodgers. “As a leader of Troop Capitol Hill, I’m proud to recognize the Girl Scouts today for their commitment to empowering the next generation of women to rise up and be bold leaders in everything they do.”

The Girl Scouts was founded on March 12, 1912 with eighteen girls in Savannah, Georgia. The organization now includes 1.8 million girls and over 50 million alumni. It serves as the largest, most impactful leadership program for girls in the world. 

“The impact the Girl Scouts have had on our country is hard to overstate,” said Watson. “For 110 years the Girl Scouts have fostered leadership skills and civic engagement. They’ve supported girls’ mental health and offered an accepting, safe space where girls can feel free to be themselves. They’ve also offered girls exceptional programming in STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship.  It’s an honor to be able to officially recognize their enormous contributions to our country.”

The resolution would recognize the Girl Scouts of the United States of America for 110 years of service, congratulate all Girl Scouts who earned the Gold Award in 2021, encourage the Girl Scouts to continue to champion their ambitions, nurture creativity, and support the talents of future women leaders. 

CLICK HERE to read the resolution.

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