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NO. R-211.  House concurrent resolution honoring girl scouting in Vermont on the 95th anniversary of Girl Scouts U.S.A.


Offered by:  Representatives Morrissey of Bennington, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Anderson of Montpelier, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Browning of Arlington, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Courcelle of Rutland City, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Mrowicki of Putney, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Weston of Burlington, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington

Offered by:  Senators Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, McCormack, Miller, Mullin, Nitka, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White

Whereas, Girl Scouts U.S.A. is an outstanding program for girls that enables the participants to learn “the importance of responsibility, the value of goal setting, the spirit of team work, and the thrill of accomplishment,” and

Whereas, there are four fundamental Girl Scout goals, encouraging girls to “develop to their full potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop a meaningful set of values to guide their actions and to provide for sound decision-making; and to contribute to the improvement of society,” and

Whereas, Girl Scouting “is open to all girls without regard to race, religion, socio-economic background or ethnic origin,” and

Whereas, girls from kindergarten through high school can participate in Girl Scout programs as Daisy Girls (ages 5–6), Brownie Girl Scouts (ages 6–8), Junior Girl Scouts (ages 8–11), and Studio 2B teen members (ages 11–17), and

Whereas, in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia with 18 girls, and in 2007, Girl Scouts U.S.A. is proud to be marking its 95th anniversary, 3.6 million members strong throughout the United States, and

Whereas, the United States Congress chartered Girl Scouts U.S.A. in 1950, and

Whereas, the first documented Girl Scout troop in Vermont was established in 1918 in the community of Wilder, and, in 1964, Girl Scouts U.S.A. established the Girl Scout Council of Vermont, now one of more than 300 councils nationwide, to oversee girl scouting in the Green Mountain State, and

Whereas, today, over 6,000 girls and 2,000 adults are registered members of this state’s council, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Girl Scouting in Vermont on the 95th anniversary of Girl Scouts U.S.A., and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Girl Scout Council of Vermont.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont