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Chief Sponsor: Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Senate Sponsor: Luz Robles

             7      Cosponsors:
             8      Johnny Anderson
             9      Patrice M. Arent
             10      Stewart Barlow
             11      Roger E. Barrus
             12      Jim Bird
             13      Joel K. Briscoe
             14      Derek E. Brown
             15      Melvin R. Brown
             16      David G. Butterfield
             17      Tim M. Cosgrove
             18      Bradley M. Daw
             19      Brad L. Dee
             20      John Dougall
             21      Brian Doughty
             22      Jack R. Draxler
             23      Susan Duckworth
             24      James A. Dunnigan
             25      Rebecca P. Edwards
             26      Steve Eliason
             27      Janice M. Fisher
             28      Craig A. Frank
             29      Gage Froerer
Brad J. GalvezFrancis D. Gibson
Richard A. Greenwood
Keith Grover
Stephen G. Handy
Wayne A. Harper
Lynn N. Hemingway
Neal B. Hendrickson
Christopher N. Herrod
Gregory H. Hughes
Eric K. Hutchings
Don L. Ipson
Ken Ivory
Brian S. King
Todd E. Kiser
Bradley G. Last
David Litvack
Rebecca D. Lockhart
John G. Mathis
Daniel McCay
Kay L. McIff
Ronda Rudd Menlove
Michael T. Morley
Carol Spackman MossMerlynn T. Newbold
Jim Nielson
Michael E. Noel
Curtis Oda
Patrick Painter
Lee B. Perry
Jeremy A. Peterson
Val L. Peterson
Dixon M. Pitcher
Marie H. Poulson
Kraig Powell
Paul Ray
Douglas Sagers
Stephen E. Sandstrom
Dean Sanpei
Jennifer M. Seelig
V. Lowry Snow
Kenneth W. Sumsion
Evan J. Vickers
Christine F. Watkins
R. Curt Webb
Mark A. Wheatley
             30      Ryan D. Wilcox
             31      Larry B. WileyBrad R. Wilson
Bill Wright              32     
             33      LONG TITLE
             34      General Description:
             35          This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor recognizes the 100th
             36      Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
             37      Highlighted Provisions:
             38          This resolution:
             39          .    recognizes the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA and expresses
             40      appreciation for the leadership, self-esteem, and character building the organization
             41      provides through its dedicated service to the girls and women of Utah.
             42      Special Clauses:
             43          None
             45      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
             46          WHEREAS, on March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from
             47      Savannah, Georgia for the first Girl Scout meeting;
             48          WHEREAS, Juliette believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop
             49      physically, mentally, and spiritually;
             50          WHEREAS, since that time, Girl Scouts of the USA has become a recognized leader in
             51      innovative development programs for girls and young women;
             52          WHEREAS, since 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA has been helping girls build courage,
             53      confidence, and character while developing skills that serve the common good;
             54          WHEREAS, through Girl Scouting, girls discover their strengths as they explore their
             55      world, connect with others to understand the needs of their community, and take action to make
             56      the world a better place;

             57          WHEREAS, on March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate a legacy of 100
             58      years of leadership, and has many exciting events planned to reflect Girl Scouts as the voice of
             59      and for girls;
             60          WHEREAS, the advent of this important milestone provides a unique opportunity to
             61      not only reflect on the tremendous contributions the Girl Scouts of the USA have made over
             62      the past 100 years, but also to rally support for the next century of Girl Scouting, both
             63      nationwide and here in Utah;
             64          WHEREAS, today, the Girl Scouts of the USA is the largest girl-serving organization
             65      in the United States with 2.3 million girl members, 880,000 adult volunteers, 50 million
             66      alumnae, and 112 councils nationwide;
             67          WHEREAS, the rich diversity of our country is reflected in the multi-cultural mosaic of
             68      Girl Scout membership;
             69          WHEREAS, Girl Scouts are in schools, churches, temples, mosques, public housing,
             70      foster homes, and detention centers;
             71          WHEREAS, Girl Scouts are urban, suburban, rural, and in virtually every zip code;
             72          WHEREAS, the Girl Scouts organization believes that one girl makes a difference, but
             73      together girls are changing the world;
             74          WHEREAS, the Girl Scouts of the USA boldly declared 2012 as the Year of the Girl
             75      and renews its commitment to the education and well-being of today's girls;
             76          WHEREAS, Girl Scouts urge the citizens of the state of Utah to help every girl of this
             77      generation to reach her full potential wherever she lives, whatever challenges face her, and
             78      however great the journey;
             79          WHEREAS, the Girl Scouts of the USA urges the citizens of Utah to help close critical
             80      gaps for girls in education, confidence, leadership, and to invest in girls today;
             81          WHEREAS, Girl Scouts is open to all girls grades K-12, and a girl's experience can be
             82      tailored to her unique interests;
             83          WHEREAS, every Girl Scout adventure is designed to nurture each girl and encourage
             84      personal growth through cutting-edge initiatives in environmental awareness and advocacy;

             85      health and wellness; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); creative arts;
             86      financial literacy and entrepreneurship; and leadership development;
             87          WHEREAS, Girl Scouts of Utah serves the entire state with membership near 8,500
             88      girls and 3,500 adult volunteers;
             89          WHEREAS, local Girl Scouts provide more than 500,000 hours of service annually and
             90      are a vital part of Utah communities;
             91          WHEREAS, the official mission of Girl Scouts of Utah is to build girls of courage,
             92      confidence, and character who make the world a better place;
             93          WHEREAS, Girl Scouts of Utah provides a unique experience where a girl finds
             94      courage by pushing past her perceived limitations to reach for her dreams, finds confidence by
             95      discovering her strengths in a fun, girl-only, supportive environment, and where her character
             96      is shaped by learning values that strengthen herself, her community, and her world;
             97          WHEREAS, Girl Scout alumnae are living proof of their impact, as demonstrated by
             98      the fact that 80% of women business owners, 69% of female United States senators, 67% of
             99      female members of the House of Representatives, and virtually every female astronaut who has
             100      flown in space, was a Girl Scout;
             101          WHEREAS, for 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has done more than any other
             102      organization to provide leadership opportunities for girls; and
             103          WHEREAS, the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Girl Scouts of the USA is a
             104      once-in-a-lifetime opportunity:
             105          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
             106      Governor concurring therein, recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA,
             107      and express appreciation for the leadership, self-esteem, and character building the
             108      organization provides through its dedicated service to the girls and women of Utah.
             109          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Girl Scouts
             110      of the USA and the Girl Scouts of Utah Council.

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