Resolution J1548-2013

Honoring the Girl Scouts of Western New York upon the occasion of the 101st Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Girl Scouts of Western New York upon
the occasion of the 101st Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  intent  of this Legislative Body to recognize and
honor those esteemed organizations  that  provide  significant  opportu-
nities  for  leadership,  fellowship and character development for young
people in this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Girl Scouts of Western New York upon the occasion of the 101st  Anniver-
sary of the Girl Scouts of the USA; and
  WHEREAS,  The Girl Scouts of the USA began with a meeting on March 12,
1912, when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls  for  a  local
Girl  Scout  meeting in Savannah, Georgia, to provide the girls with the
opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually; and
  WHEREAS, The Girl Scouts of the USA is the  largest  organization  for
girls  in  the  world,  with  over 3.2 million Girl Scouts - 2.3 million
girls and 890,000 adults; the Girl Scouts of Western New  York,  serving
girls  and  women in Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Livingston,
Niagara, Orleans, Monroe and  Wyoming  Counties,  has  a  membership  of
20,000 girls and 9,000 adult volunteers; and
  WHEREAS,  Over  the  past  century,  the  Girl  Scouts  of the USA has
fulfilled its mission to build girls of courage, confidence and  charac-
ter, who make the world a better place; and
  WHEREAS,  The Girl Scouts of the USA encourages girls to 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; and
  WHEREAS, Since its inception in 1912, Girl Scouting  has  touched  the
lives  of  more  than  59 million American women; 76 percent of all Girl
Scout alumnae report that  Girl  Scouts  had  a  long-lasting,  positive
impact in their lives; and
  WHEREAS,  Girl  Scouts  provides  girls with enriching experiences for
growth through field trips, skill-building  clinics,  community  service
projects,  cultural  exchanges  and environmental stewardship; girls are
encouraged to develop to their full individual potential and  relate  to
others with increasing understanding, skill and respect; and
  WHEREAS, Girl Scouts encourages young women to develop values to guide
their  actions  and  provide  the  foundation for sound decision-making;
girls are inspired to contribute to their communities with their  abili-
ties, leadership skills and cooperation with others; and
  WHEREAS,  A commemorative coin honoring 100 years of Girl Scouting was
designed and produced by the United States  Mint  this  year;  the  coin
features three Girl Scouts on the obverse and the organization's logo on
the  reverse; with its arrival at the end of the 100th anniversary cele-
bration, the coin serves as a reminder of the long history of  the  Girl
Scouts  of  the  USA and a look forward to the next 100 years of serving
girls; and
  WHEREAS, Girl Scouting has a long history of helping girls  and  women
develop  their  full  potential  as  individuals  and leaders to provide
significant contributions to society; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor the Girl Scouts of Western New York upon the occasion of the 101st
Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Girl Scouts of Western New York.

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