Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell proclaimed March "Girl Scout Month" in honor of Girl Scouts 100th anniversary.
Pictured from left to right, Sena Williams, Nancy Cochran, Amethyst Adams, Mayor Mark Luttrell, Amber Adams and Claire Barnett.
Read the proclamation below.
March 2012 Girl Scout Month
WHEREAS; Girl Scouts, the pre-eminent
organization for girls in the United States
and around the world, has been an active part of the Shelby County community; and
WHEREAS; there are more than 8,500 girls
who belong to Girl Scouts, from Daisies through Ambassador Girl Scouts, in the
59 counties of the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council, including Shelby County, Tennessee; and
WHEREAS; Juliette Gordon Low summoned 18
girls to her home in Savannah, Georgia on March 12th, 1912 to begin
a new and exciting leadership program for girls; and
WHEREAS; over the last 100 years, Girl
Scouts have produced over 50 million women alumnae, who have gone on to be
successful leaders in their communities, businesses, churches and homes; and
WHEREAS; the Girl Scout organization is
able to offer quality programs on a year-round basis to girls in all racial,
ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic groups;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Mark Luttrell , Mayor of Shelby County, Tennessee ,
does hereby proclaim March 2012 as
“Girl Scout Month”
In Shelby County, Tennessee, and encourages all citizens to support the 100th
Anniversary of Girl Scouting, which is March 12th, and make an investment in
the lives of girls through the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program.