Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders have issued a resolution in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.

Resolution Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA

Whereas, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA, the premier leadership development program that nurtures, inspires and empowers girls through a myriad of enriching experiences, and

Whereas, the first Girl Scout Troop was organized with 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, and today, worldwide, there are 2.3 million girl members and 880,000adult members who work primarily as volunteers helping girls develop their full potential, and

Whereas, the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey has a strong presence in the communities of Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Bergen and northern Warren counties where it is bringing the Girl Scout leadership experience to more than 33,000 girls, and

Whereas, Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey offer a variety of programs and activities for girls of all ages and interests that build girls of courage, confidence and character who will contribute to the betterment of society through their abilities, leadership skills and cooperation with others;

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved, the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes the tremendous benefits of Girl Scouting, and joins with Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA.

William J. Chegwidden, Director
Douglas R. Cabana, Deputy Director
Gene F. Feyl
Ann F. Grossi
Hank Lyon
Thomas J. Mastrangelo
John J. Murphy