Letter to the Editor: Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

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Dear Editor:
    As Girl Scouts celebrates its 100th Anniversary on March 12, we’d like to thank our many volunteers, alumnae, and supporters who unceasingly share their dedication and commitment to building girl leaders.  Our founder Juliette Low believed that girls should receive the same opportunities as boys to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually –and she and those who have followed in her footsteps have worked hard to ensure that what she started has flourished.
    Today, one hundred years later, Girl Scouts is the nation’s premier leadership organization for girls.  We work on a broader scale and our girls navigate a more complex world than ever before, but some things remain the same. Each Girl Scout continues to benefit from connecting with her peers in an environment where she can build the confidence and skills she needs to become a leader. We are proud of the impact we have made so far, but the astounding potential present in girls today inspires us to aim higher.
    We envision a world where girls and women are represented equally as leaders of our communities, our businesses, and our nation – and with your help, we will see that vision become a reality. In our next 100 years, Girl Scouts seeks to expand our reach while providing even more impactful opportunities to each girl who makes the Girl Scout Promise.  Please join us in declaring 2012 the Year of the Girl, and committing your support to today’s girls, as we work toward a goal of equal and balanced leadership.
Jacquelyn S. Daniels
Chair, Board of Directors
Jacqueline K. Alexander
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts Louisiana East