Mayor Maturo presents Proclamation to local Girls Scout Troops marking 106th Anniversary


On Monday March 12, 2018, Mayor Maturo invited local Girls Scout Troops and their leaders to his office to present them with a proclamation marking the 106th anniversary of Girls Scouts of America.  The girls recited the Girls Scout pledge and shared stories of what they aspire to be when they grow up.




Office of the Mayor

East Haven, Connecticut


Whereas, Girl Scouts of America was founded March 12, 1912 by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. She formed the first troop with 18 girls and provided them with the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually; and,

Whereas, for over 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped build millions of girls and women of courage, confidence, and character who act to make the world a better place; and,
Whereas, Girl Scouts also became active in the State of Connecticut in 1912 and  through the dedication, time, and talent of volunteers from all walks of life, Girl Scouts of CT offers their program to over 46,500 girls across the state; and,
Whereas, more than 50 million American women are Girl Scout alumnae.  Three million girls and adult volunteers are active members in the Girl Scouts of America, today.  The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is a global movement comprised of more than 10 million girls in 145 countries around the world.
Now, therefore, I, Joseph Maturo, Jr., Mayor of the Town of East Haven honor and applaud the leadership and dedication of all Girl Scouts and proclaim this 12th day of March, 2018 as “Girl Scouts of America Day”.