Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman to serve as honorary chairperson for Girl Scouts of Connecticut's 100th Anniversary
January 9, 2012
Girl Scouts of Connecticut is pleased to announce that Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman will serve as honorary chairperson in honor of Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s centennial year.
“I’m proud to join Girl Scouts of Connecticut during this exciting year of celebration,” Wyman said. “This is an important year for girls and Girl Scouting and I believe that everyone in government, business, education and the community should support efforts like this to encourage and foster women’s leadership.”
The Lieutenant Governor will be present at several Girl Scouts of Connecticut events, including Girl Scouts Advocacy Day at the Capitol, occurring on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. This event will be attended by Girl Scouts across the state as well as the Capitol’s Honorary Girl Scout Troop. This group of bi-partisan policymakers makes up an honorary Girl Scout troop that is committed to advancing important issues for girls.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this year with the help of Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and everyone across the state,” Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Jennifer Smith Turner said. “We have come so far in the past 100 years and we continue to help girls discover themselves and their values, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. This year is a celebration of our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, and her vision that girls can achieve great things. We are committed to securing the future of girls during the next 100 years.”
Throughout the year, Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be hosting many events to commemorate the 100th Anniversary. The organization has challenged Girl Scouts across the state to accumulate 100,000 hours of service in their communities. The 100th Girl Scout Jubilee, which is open to the public, will be held on May 19 at the Durham Fairgrounds, featuring entertainment and activities for the entire family. A week-long International Camporee in August at Camp Laurel in Lebanon will bring together Girl Scouts from around the state and from countries like Japan, Australia, Ghana, and England to make friends and change the world. For further information about 100th Anniversary events, visit www.gsofct.org.