STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (March 12, 2012) – This afternoon, Representative Kimberly Yee will be attending the Girl Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary and Pinning Ceremony for Troop 1920. The event will be held in the Old Senate Chambers of the State Capitol. At the ceremony, Governor Jan Brewer will be signing HB 2498 (girl scouts; state holiday) into law.
The bill, sponsored by Representative Yee, designates March 12th of every year as Girl Scouts of the United States of America Day. Representative Yee also sponsored HCR 2041 (girl scouts; centennial) which congratulates the Girl Scouts on their 100th anniversary which, officially, falls on this same day.
Media are invited to cover the ceremony which starts at noon in the old Senate Chambers at the Arizona State Capitol. Troop 1920 – named in honor of the year in which women in the United States gained the right to vote – is an honorary troop. They have a special mission to continue as a strong voice for girls and women at the state level.
“The past and current generations that have participated in the Girl Scouts of America are worthy of being honored for the great civic duties they have engaged in and for the work that they continue to accomplish. The Girl Scouts provide young girls with an indispensible sense of community and self respect that is crucial in the lives of our youth today”, said Yee.
Governor Brewer (Girl Scout alumna), GSACPC CEO Tamara Woodbury and Board President Margaret Serrano Foster will speak at the event. Girl Scouts of all ages are expected to attend and participate. Cookies and milk will be provided after the ceremony on the Senate Lawn.