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Please join us as a cosponsor of H.Res. 217, Recognizing Girl Scouts of the United States of America on its 107th birthday.

The Girl Scout program has greatly contributed to the lives of over 60 million women and girls in our nation through the program’s initiative of creating an environment where members can feel supported in pursuit of their dreams.  Further, the Girl Scouts
are committed to ensuring that every girl has access to activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness.  Girl Scouts have clearly accomplished a beneficial environment as nearly every female astronaut
is a Girl Scout alumna and over half of the women in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate were Girl Scouts.  Girls who graduate from this organization are primed to become leaders in our society and move the U.S. forward. 

In Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop.  At 51 years of age and nearly deaf, Juliette Gordon Low shared knowledge of the outdoors and educational opportunities with 18 girls congregated in her home. 
At that time, women could not yet vote and lived in a much different world than the one we live in today.  In 1917, the Girl Scout cookie program began to teach girls entrepreneurial skills as well as to be used as a source of funding to provide for the educational
activities for Girl Scouts.  Since then, alumnae of the Girl Scouts have blazed trails for women and created a better world for all people.  

With this resolution, we celebrate a significant milestone for the history of the Girl Scouts, the history of the cookies program, and all of the spectacular opportunities that the program provides for girls to follow their dreams. 

If you would like to cosponsor this resolution, or if you have any questions, please contact Caroline Holden at or 202.225.5831

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