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Honoring Girl Scouts In America

Rep. Reid Ribble

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Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the efforts of Girl Scout Ambassador Mara Scherer. Ms. Scherer has been a Girl Scout for 12 years, and recently unveiled her exhibit at the New London Public Museum celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts in America. This exhibit represents her Gold Award project, the highest award a Girl Scout can attain.

Mr. Speaker, I also ask you to join me in celebrating the life of Juliette Gordon Low, the visionary founder of Girl Scouts in America. She established the first troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. For the last century, Girl Scouts in America has had a positive impact on young girls throughout the country by teaching them values, life-skills and giving them opportunities to improve their communities.

I commend Ms. Scherer for this project, and I congratulate the Girl Scouts in America on their 100th anniversary for keeping their promise to serve God and country, to help their neighbors and to keep the Girl Scout Law.