Rep. O’Neill was delighted to attend the Southbury Service Unit’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America. The event was attended by over 400 Scouts and featured the tradition of the Promise Circle which brought Scouts from various troops together to recite the Girl Scout Promise. Attendees also took in a presentation on the history of Scouting across America.
Rep. O’Neill presented the group with an official General Assembly citation to honor the milestone and expressed his pride in seeing the Girl Scouts continue their legacy of character building and community service within the Southbury area.
The Girl Scouts organization began on March 12th, 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. The organization has since become a household name across America and has helped countless young girls build the three C’s: courage, confidence and character. Today there are 3.2 million girl scouts in America.
Photo credits: Tanya Lavorenga and Gina Holliday