Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary at the Arizona State Capitol!

Posted: Mar 13, 2012

On the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States, March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts from across Arizona welcomed Governor Jan Brewer and state Legislators as members of the newly-created Girl Scout Troop 1920 during a “pinning” ceremony at the 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 with the special mission to continue as a strong voice for girls and women at the state level.

More than 200 attendees watched as Executive staff and Board members from our council and our sister council, the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, spoke of the 100th anniversary of Scouting, and the important role Girl Scouts and the State legislature can play in making the future brighter for the girls in Arizona. Our own Governor, Jan Brewer, also spoke about her time as a Girl Scout, and read a proclamation honoring the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts.


Rep. Yee speaks about her work with the Girl Scouts to establish Troop 1920 at the Capitol


The Legislators of Troop 1920, including Governor Brewer, say the Girl Scout Promise and Law during the Pinning Ceremony


 

After the ceremony, the Governor signed House Bill 2498 into law, which establishes March 12th each year as “Girl Scouts of the USA Day” in Arizona. Girl Scout cookies and milk from Shamrock farms was available in the senate lawn following the ceremony.


Governor Brewer signs HB 2498 into Law (left) and Girl scouts gather with the legislators of Honorary Troop 1920 for one last photo (right)!



Thank you to all who attended and took part in the ceremony--particularly the Girl Scouts. You are the reason why we are celebrating! Happy 100th anniversary, Girl Scouts!