March 12, 2020

Duckworth, Capito Honor Girl Scouts of America


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), co-chairs of the Girl Scouts’ Honorary Troop Capitol Hill, today introduced a resolution recognizing the Girl Scouts of America on its 108th birthday and celebrating its legacy of building powerful female leaders.

“Girl Scouts helped teach me the importance of service as well as the leadership skills that I use in the Senate every day,” said Senator Duckworth. “I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution with Senator Capito to commemorate and honor 108 years of the Girl Scouts driving positive change in communities across the country as they prepare girls to lead wherever they go – in business, science, public service and beyond.”

“For decades, the Girls Scouts have helped instill core values and confidence in young ladies across the nation,” Senator Capito said. “As a Girl Scout myself, I can personally attest to how Girl Scouts encourage girls to grow into strong leaders in whatever field they love and excel in. Whether it’s through education, STEM, or entrepreneurship, Girl Scouts are building the next generation of female leadership in our country.”

The resolution is co-sponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Tim Kaine (D-VA). Text of the resolution is available here.