With the Girl Scouts of America celebrating a 100th birthday this year, St. Louis Park is honoring its own great girls.
Per a city proclamation made on Monday by Mayor Jeff Jacobs, March 12, 2012, will be St. Louis Park Girl Scout Day. You can see Jacobs make the proclamation in the video above and read the full proclamation below.
Before the proclamation was made, the local Girl Scouts led the City Council in the Pledge of Allegiance as well.
The Girl Scouts of America first formed on March 12, 1912, when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, GA. Today, there are roughly 2.3 million Girl Scouts across the country, including nearly 300 in St. Louis Park.
City Council's Girl Scouts proclamation:
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting was established on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia by Juliet Low;
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting in the USA is now celebrating its 100th Anniversary;
WHEREAS, St. Louis Park has about 30 Girl Scout troops with almost 300 girls and volunteers and is one of the most active service units in the Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valley Council;
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting teaches girls confidence, character and critical thinking;
WHEREAS, Girl Scouts give thousands of hours of service to the St Louis Park
WHEREAS, the City of St. Louis Park is proud of its youth and what these Girls Scout are learning and doing;
WHEREAS, the City of St. Louis Park wishes its Girl Scouts Happy Birthday and great success for its future;
NOW THEREFORE, the City of St. Louis Park through its City Council hereby declares March 12, 2012, ST LOUIS PARK GIRL SCOUT DAY.