March 11-17, 2018: Girl Scout Week

WHEREAS, Girl Scouts is recognized as a national leader in providing leadership development experience for girls; and,

WHEREAS, Girl Scouts brings time-tested methods and research backed programs that speak to the strengths of girl leadership development, backed by more than 100 years of experience and expertise in the field; and,

WHEREAS, in Girl Scouts, girls develop their leadership potential through activities that enable them to discover their values, skills and the world around them, connecting with others in a multicultural environment; and,

WHEREAS, Girl Scouting is continuing a legacy of creating gender balanced leadership in the United States and the world in its second century of service to girls, by providing girls with the tools to become leaders dedicated to making this country and the world a better place; and,

WHEREAS, Girl Scouts offers hands-on, girl-led, girl-centered learning in STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship, and abundant opportunities to develop invaluable life skills, helping all girls take the lead early and often; and,

WHEREAS, only Girl Scouts offers girls a one-of-a-kind opportunity to become a Gold Award Girl Scout by engaging in leadership at the highest levels while addressing an issue they feel passionately about; and,

WHEREAS, the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn, acknowledges each recipient’s power and dedication to not only bettering herself, but to making the world a better place for others; and,

WHEREAS, Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low whose life mission was to build girls of courage, confidence, and character and through her legacy continues to have an extraordinary influence on the lives of millions of girls across the country; and,

WHEREAS, today, more than 59 million American women are Girl Scout alumnae and 2.6 million girls and adult volunteers are active members;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 11-17, 2018 as Girl Scout Week in Michigan.