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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

Heaton, Bosma, Austin, Bacon, Baird, Bardon, Bartlett, Battles, Bauer, Behning, Borders, Brown C, Brown T, Burton, Candelaria Reardon, Cheatham, Cherry, Clere, Crawford, Crouch, Culver, Davis, Davisson, Day, DeLaney, Dembowski, Dermody, Dobis, Dodge, Dvorak, Eberhart, Ellspermann, Espich, Foley, Friend, Frizzell, Fry C, Frye R, GiaQuinta, Goodin, Grubb, Gutwein, Harris, Heuer, Hinkle, Karickhoff, Kersey, Kirchhofer, Klinker, Knollman, Koch, Kubacki, Lawson L, Lehe, Lehman, Leonard, Lutz, Mahan, McClain, McMillin, McNamara, Messmer, Morris, Moseley, Moses, Neese, Niezgodski, Noe, Pelath, Pflum, Pierce, Pond, Porter, Pryor, Reske, Rhoads, Richardson, Riecken, Saunders, Smith M, Smith V, Soliday, Speedy, Stemler, Steuerwald, Stevenson, Sullivan, Summers, Thompson, Torr, Truitt, Turner, Ubelhor, VanDenburgh, VanNatter, Welch, Wesco, White, Wolkins, Yarde

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session of the 117th General Assembly (2012)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

    Whereas, Juliette Gordon Low dreamed of an organization that would give each girl an opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually;

    Whereas, The Girl Scouts helped girls emerge from isolated home environments and enter into the world of community service and the open air;

    Whereas, Girl Scouts hiked, camped, learned to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid;

    Whereas, The organization was founded on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, when Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls together to register the first troop of American Girl Guides;

    Whereas, The organization's name was changed to the Girl Scouts the following year;

    Whereas, By 1920, the Girl Scouts had nearly 70,000 members nationwide, including in the territory of Hawaii;

    Whereas, Juliette Gordon Low encouraged girls to prepare for traditional homemaking, for possible future roles as professional women in the arts, sciences, and business, and for active citizenship outside the home;

    Whereas, The Girl Scouts organization welcomed girls with disabilities with open arms at a time when they were often excluded from many other activities;

    Whereas, From the seed planted by Juliette Gordon Low and those original 18 girls, Girl Scouting has grown to an organization of 3.2 million Girl Scouts . 2.3 million girl members and 880,000 adult members who work primarily as volunteers;

    Whereas, For 100 years, participation in the Girl Scouts has helped girls "develop their full individual potential, relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect, develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making, and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others"; and

    Whereas, The Girl Scouts of the USA have declared 2012 "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 communities across the country"; and

    Whereas, Since 1912, Girl Scouting has influenced the lives of more than 50 million American women who have participated in the organization in their youth: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to congratulate the Girl Scouts on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the organization's founding and to thank the group for the strong positive influence it has had on the American woman.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Becky Buse, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.