AT THE STATE CAPITOL
Ed Sharpe Glendale Daily Planet (Photos Courtesy Arizona
(R – Dist. 10)
and Arizona state Governor Janet Brewer
(March 12, 2012) – This afternoon, Representative
(R – Dist. 10) attended the Girl Scouts of America’s
100th Anniversary and Pinning Ceremony for
have not heard of this Troop? Well... Troop
1920 is named in honor of the year in which women in the
gained the right to vote and is an honorary troop. They
have a special mission to continue as a strong voice for
girls and women at the state level.
event was held in the Old Senate Chambers of the State
Capitol. At the ceremony, Governor Jan Brewer signed HB
2498 (girl scouts; state holiday) into law.
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.
Yee, designates March 12th of every year as
Girl Scouts of the United States of America Day
Yee Stated, " 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
indispensable sense of community and self respect that is
crucial in the lives of our youth today.”
Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2498 (girl scouts; state
holiday) into law
Scouts of all ages attended!
State Representative (R) District 9, Debbie Lesko
attendance also was State Representative (R) District
9, Debbie Lesko. After the meeting we had a
chance to ask her about scouting.... Debbie
told us, "Getting
pinned as a new member of Girl Scout Troop 1920 really
brought back memories of when I was young. I was a Brownie
and Girl Scout in elementary and high school"
she continued "I also was a Daisy Scout
leader when my daughter was in Kindergarten."
learned in youth continue and Lesko states, " Girl
Scouts teaches leadership and responsibility...things
that I still use in my job as House Majority Whip today.",
she continued "I want to commend all
the Arizona Daisy, Brownie, and Girl Scouts plus their
leaders for all the great work they do throughout
our community and in our state."
Brewer (Girl Scout alumna), GSACPC CEO Tamara Woodbury and
Board President Margaret Serrano Foster spoke at the
event. Girl Scouts of all ages attended!
great snack of Girl Scout Cookies was provided afterwards!
Cookies were available after the ceremony on the Senate
Lawn. A great day for all was had by all.
Courtesy Arizona House GOP)
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