WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), co-chairs of the Girl Scouts’ Honorary Troop Capitol Hill, reintroduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the 109th birthday of the Girl Scouts of America and celebrating its legacy of building powerful female leaders. The Senate passed this resolution upon introduction by voice vote.
“For over a century, the Girls Scouts have helped instill core values and confidence in young women across the nation,” Senator Capito said. “As a U.S. Senator and a Girl Scout alum, I know firsthand what girls can achieve when they feel encouraged, empowered, and supported. The Girl Scouts program encourages girls to grow into strong leaders in whatever field they love and excel in. Whether it’s through education, STEM, or entrepreneurship, Girl Scouts are building the next generation of female leadership in our country.”
“Not a day goes by that I don’t use the leadership skills Girl Scouts helped teach me as a young woman,” Senator Duckworth said. “For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts have taught generations of girls the value of service and how to ‘be prepared’ wherever they go – in business, science, public service and beyond. I’m proud to re-introduce this bipartisan resolution with Senators Capito, Shaheen and Collins to commemorate and honor this legacy.”