March 12, 2022

Reps. Watson Coleman, Wasserman Schultz, McMorris Rodgers and Cheney Introduce Resolution Commemorating 110 Year Anniversary of Girl Scout Founding

Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), joined by Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Liz Cheney (WY-At Large), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced the introduced a resolution recognizing the 110th Anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Founded March 12th, 1912 with 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia, the Girl Scouts now include 1.8 million girls and over 50 million alum. It is the largest, most impactful leadership program for girls in the world. 

“The impact the Girl Scouts have had on our country is hard to overstate,” said Rep. Watson Coleman, co-chair of Troop Capitol Hill. “For 110 years the Girl Scouts have fostered leadership skills and civic engagement. They’ve supported girls’ mental health and offered an accepting, safe space where girls can feel free to be themselves. They’ve also offered girls exceptional programming in STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship.  It’s an honor to be able to officially recognize their enormous contributions to our country.”

“Growing up in a rural community, the Girl Scouts helped give me the courage to dream big and teach me the skills I needed to make my dreams a reality – and I’m not alone. For 110 years, the Girl Scouts have encouraged young girls across America to live courageously, follow their hearts, see their own potential, and be risk takers,” said Rep. Rodgers. “As a leader of Troop Capitol Hill, I’m proud to recognize the Girl Scouts today for their commitment to empowering the next generation of women to rise up and be bold leaders in everything they do.”

“From promoting a healthy body and mind, to increasing girls’ involvement in STEM and developing financial literacy, the Girl Scouts molds the future leaders our nation needs," said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. "I am so honored to represent the Girl Scouts as one of the Troop leaders of Capitol Hill and support their efforts to lift up the next generation of girls.  Being a part of this organization develops talents and confidence necessary for a lifetime of leadership. As a former troop leader whose daughters grew from this experience, I know the Girl Scouts are shining examples that there is no limit to what girls can achieve and I am proud to introduce today’s Resolution on behalf of their pivotal work.”

"Since 1912, the Girl Scouts USA has given young women the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills, give back to their communities, and prepare for successful futures," said Rep. Cheney. "Through this organization, girls across the country forge friendships, overcome challenges, earn badges, discover their strengths, and make a positive impact in the world around them. As an Honorary Co-Chair for Girls Scouts USA, I’m proud to join my colleagues in recognizing the 110th Anniversary of their founding, and look forward to partnering with them in the years ahead so they can continue making a difference in the lives of so many.”

The resolution recognizes the Girl Scouts of the United States of America for 110 years of service, congratulates all Girl Scouts who earned the Gold Award in 2021, and encourages the Girl Scouts to continue to champion the ambitions, nurture the creativity and support the talents of future women leaders. 

Co-sponsors of the resolution include: Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee, Barbara Lee, Susie Lee, Stacey Plaskett, Carolyn Maloney, Mary Gay Scanlon, Cheri Bustos, Betty McCollum, Debbie Dingell, Ayanna Pressley, Young Kim, Brenda Lawrence, Nancy Mace, Diana DeGette, Veronica Escobar, Andrew Garbarino, Deborah Ross, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Nikema Williams, and Abigail Spanberger

Full text of the resolution can be found here.