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RECOGNIZING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GIRL SCOUTS
(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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          RECOGNIZING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GIRL SCOUTS

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                            HON. ADAM SMITH

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the 100th 
Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and the 
designation of 2012 as the Year of the Girl.
  I. 1912, Daisy Low began the Girl Scouts Movement with only 18 girls. 
Low's mission was to give girls the opportunity to develop skills in 
self-reliance and resourcefulness that will help them as professional 
women and citizens.
  Over the years, more than 50 million girls and women have 
participated in the Girl Scouts, giving them the tools to lead with 
courage, confidence and character. Some of the most accomplished women 
in public service, business, science, education and the arts are 
alumnae of the Girl Scouts.
  Today, Girl Scouts of the USA is developing more programs to help 
girls become more involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and 
Math (STEM), environmental stewardship, healthy living, financial 
literacy, and global citizenship. Across the country, Girl Scouts 
dedicate over 70 million hours of service to their communities 
annually. Girls who achieve their Gold Award, the highest achievement a 
Girl Scout can earn, take extraordinary steps to solve a problem and 
make a lasting impact on their community.
  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I honor the great 
accomplishment of the Girl Scouts of the USA. I know today's Girl 
Scouts will be part of the next generation of women leaders in our 
country.

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