Sunday, March 22, 2009

Girl Scouts celebrates its 97th birthday

Girl Scouts was founded on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah Ga. and this momentous occasion, which began 97 years ago, has recently been honored by the state of Georgia. On the 97th birthday of Girl Scouts, the Georgia House of Representatives officially proclaimed March 12 as Girl Scout Day across the nation.

Over 100 Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. and Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. witnessed Rep. Elly Dobbs, who is a Girl Scout alumna and was a Girl Scout troop leader for both of her daughters, presenting and sponsoring the resolution recognizing March 12 as Girl Scout Day. Rep. Dobbs isn’t the only Girl Scout serving in a prominent position within our government; two-thirds of women serving in the U.S. Congress are Girl Scout alumnae.
In addition to meeting Rep. Dobbs and learning more about Georgia’s government, girls had the opportunity to meet Governor Sonny Perdue and to bring him some of his favorite Girl Scout Cookies.

About the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. serves approximately 40,000 girls and over 16,000 adult members in 34 counties in the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta area, northwest Georgia and Polk County, TN. Girl Scouting’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. call 1-800-771-4046, or visit For information on the national organization visit the Girl Scouts of the USA Web site at
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