HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Susan Corbett today marked the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts by applauding the organization's positive impact on girls throughout Pennsylvania.
"I have fond memories of being a Girl Scout and a troop leader," said Mrs. Corbett, who is Pennsylvania's Honorary Chair of the 100th anniversary celebration. "I have seen first-hand how Girl Scouting builds confidence and leadership skills and provides young girls with experiences that last a lifetime."
Mrs. Corbett was joined at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg by 50 members of Pennsylvania's 100th Anniversary Honorary Committee, which is made up of political figures, business leaders and community members from across the state.
"Bringing together this group of women to celebrate Girl Scouts reminds us that for the past 100 years, it has prepared our girls to be the leaders of tomorrow," said Mrs. Corbett.
Harrisburg-area Girl Scouts kicked off today's event with a flag ceremony. Centennial events will be held throughout Pennsylvania in the coming weeks.
"We look forward to beginning our next 100 years by continuing to provide a forum for girls that allows them to be who they are and encourage them to accomplish anything they want to do," said Jane Ransom, CEO of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.
Learn more about the Girl Scouts in Pennsylvania by visiting these organizations:
- Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, www.gshpa.org.
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, www.gsep.org.
- Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, www.gswpa.org.
Media contact: Ashley Chunko, First Lady's Office; 717-787-1965
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the First Lady