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.”
“It’s great that we were able to recognize such an iconic organization today on the House floor,” said Rep. Heaton. “These girls have committed to become leaders among their peers by pledging to serve God and their country. It’s a privilege to help honor these young women for their dedication to strengthen the bonds between our schools, communities and state.”
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 country 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.
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.
Rep. Bob Heaton represents District 46 which includes parts of Owen, Clay, Monroe and Vigo Counties. Rep. Heaton serves as Vice Chair of the Financial Institutions Committee. He is also a member of the Government and Regulatory Reform, Insurance and Natural Resources Committees.