Tester helping designate 2012 as ‘Year of the Girl’

Senator calls Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary ‘a special moment’

(U.S. SENATE) – With the Girl Scouts celebrating 100 years of inspiring America’s girls, Senator Jon Tester is taking a moment to pay tribute to the ground-breaking organization.

Tester cosponsored a bipartisan resolution that designates 2012 as the ‘Year of the Girl’ and congratulates the Girl Scouts on their 100th anniversary.

In pushing for the recognition, Tester highlighted how Girl Scouts develops girls’ self-esteem and empowers future leaders.

“Today’s Girl Scouts focuses on helping girls learn critical skills that serve as strong foundation for building communities and the country’s next generation of leaders,” Tester said.  “For an organization that’s been making a difference in girls’ lives for one hundred years, this is a special moment.  It’s my pleasure to help celebrate this milestone marking a century of accomplishments.”

Founded in 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character.  Initiatives range from community service projects to cultural exchanges to their famous cookie program.

Tester is a longtime supporter of the Girl Scouts and meets with Girl Scout troops who visit Washington, DC.

Text of Tester’s bipartisan resolution is available online HERE.