Carter Introduces Resolution to Celebrate the Girl Scouts
During the 105th birthday celebration of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout cookie program, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (GA-01) introduced a resolution today celebrating these milestones and the opportunities the program provides for girls and women across the nation.
"Since the founding of the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, the program has been a special part of the lives of more than 60 million women and girls across the nation," said Carter. "Alumnae of the program have blazed trails for women and have created a better world for all of us thanks to the program's environment which supports members to pursue their dreams. It is an honor to represent the birthplace of this incredible program and I am proud to introduce this resolution today to celebrate the Girl Scouts."
“We are thrilled that Congress is recognizing Girl Scouts’ 105th birthday and joining us in our movement-wide celebration," said Girl Scouts of the USA Interim CEO Sylvia Acevedo. "In 1912, Savannah-native Juliette Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop with just 18 girls. Over 100 years later, more than 59 million women are Girl Scout alumnae, and the program currently serves nearly 2 million girls. Girl Scouts helps girls develop into the future leaders of our economy, our communities, our country, and the world by encouraging them to dream big and work hard to achieve their goals. We are so grateful to count Congressman Carter as one of our champions in Congress who will partner with us to ensure that the 26 million girls in the U.S. realize their full potential.”
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Carter represents the First District of Georgia, which is home to Savannah, Georgia, and the birthplace of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.