House honors Indiana Girl Scouts for 100 years

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Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) with local Indiana Girl Scouts at the House podium.

The Girl Scouts of America was recently recognized by the Indiana House of Representatives in honor of their 100th year anniversary. Close to 60 Girl Scouts from all over Indiana were present when Rep. Kathy Kreag Richardson (R-Noblesville) spoke during a resolution on the House floor recognizing their accomplishments.

The Girl Scouts kicked off their 100th year celebration at the Statehouse on Feb. 9. During the kickoff, all the women of the Indiana General Assembly, including Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, were inducted into the 1912 Troop. Each inductee received a special Girl Scout 100th anniversary pin.

“It was an honor to have joined these girls on their 100th year anniversary. I want to congratulate them all for their dedication to their communities and schools,” said Richardson. “Many years ago, I was a Girl Scout, and it was a wonderful experience. I have many lovely memories of those days.”

The Girl Scouts of America declared 2012 as the “Year of the Girl: a celebration of girls, recognition of their leadership potential and a commitment to creating a coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals in support of balanced leadership in the workplace and in the communities across the country.”

This organization was created to help girls emerge from isolated home environments and enter into the world of community service and outdoor adventure. Girl Scouts hike, camp, learn to tell time by the stars and study first aid.

Girl Scouts all over the nation develop their leadership potential through activities that enable them to discover their values, skills and the world around them, connect with others in a multicultural environment and take action to make a difference in the world.

“This is a wonderful organization, and truly, these young ladies are our state’s future leaders,” said Richardson. “It was extra special to have so many young ladies from Hamilton County present.”

Since its beginning in 1912, Girl Scouting has influenced the lives of more than 50 million American women who have participated in the organization in their youth.