Investiture of Honorary Girl Scout Troop 1912
Posted on Thu, 26 Jan 2012
APPLETON, WI – Women of the Wisconsin State Legislature came together with staff from the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Alliance for an investiture ceremony of Honorary Girl Scout Troop 1912 on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Given the troop number 1912—in recognition of the year Girl Scouts was founded— Troop 1912 leaders included Representatives Patricia Strachota and Sondy Pop-Roberts, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and Senators Julie Lassa and Leah Vukmir.
Honorary Troop 1912 is a bipartisan delegation of women members of the Wisconsin State Legislature, established by the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Alliance to honor women for their contributions as policymakers, recognize their position as role models for girls, and educate the legislative body about issues affecting girls and young women. “Girl Scouting has always been at the forefront of providing leadership opportunities for girls and we are honored to include these highly distinguished elected officials as mentors and role models,” said Gail McNutt, CEO, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc. “With 2012 being the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, there has never been a more ideal time to raise awareness about issues that impact girls and young women.”
The investiture ceremony was held in the North Hearing Room at the Wisconsin State Capitol and featured discussions about the long-term impact of Girl Scouting and Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, STEM programming (science, technology, engineering, and math), and the importance of earning the Girl Scout Gold Award—the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. A Gold Award recipient was also highlighted as an example of the commitment to community and making the world a better place.
About Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Alliance:
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Alliance is composed of four Girl Scout councils with geographical jurisdiction in the state: Girl Scouts of Manitou, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland, and Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. The Alliance represents girls’ interests before state legislators and Members of Congress, as well as with state departments and agencies. Through advocacy, we inform and educate about issues important to the well-being of girls and young women.