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Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s 2012 Breakfast Badge honors State Senator Edith Prague

December 7, 2012

Girl Scouts of Connecticut honored State Senator Edith G. Prague (D-19) for her empowering and inspiring work over 30 years in public service at the 2012 Breakfast Badge on Friday, December 7. More than 150 people attended the morning event at The Hartford Club in downtown Hartford.

Prague, who is retiring this year, was recognized for her work and efforts as a representative of the residents of the 19th Senatorial District since 1994. Prague also served as Assistant President Pro-Tempore in the State Senate. She has earned a place of distinction as one of the state’s leading advocates for senior citizens and improving access to affordable healthcare for all residents. She also fights tirelessly for strict standards and tough consequences in her effort to reduce the incidence of drunk driving in Connecticut.

GSOFCT Board President, Teresa C. Younger, presided over the event and presented Senator Prague with her specially created badge, along with Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO, Mary Barneby.

“We were pleased to honor Senator Prague for her commitment to all citizens in Connecticut,” said Barneby. “Senator Prague will be greatly missed at the State Capitol. We were thrilled to be able to spend the morning with her and recognize her work as an inspiration to our 47,300 Girl Scouts across the state.”

Senator Prague thanked everyone in the room for the award, speaking about her days in Girl Scouting fondly.

“I loved my meetings with my troop,” Prague said. “It was worth the two or three mile walk. Thank you to each and every one of you for this award. I will remember this morning for as long as I live.”

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s honorary chairperson for the 100th Anniversary year, shared anecdotes of their long working history together.

“Senator Prague has been a good friend for over 30 years,” Wyman said. “I’ve enjoyed working with her at the Capitol and appreciate her energy and spirit. I wish her the best and congratulate her for this honor.”

This event was generously supported by QSP/Ashdon Farms, Hartford Hospital, Robinson & Cole, The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Lockton Companies, LLC., Trinity College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Hartford Financial Services, Connecticare, and The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.

Net proceeds from the Breakfast Badge will support enrichment, educational, recreational, and personal development programs that help girls in grades K - 12 bring out the best in themselves and their communities. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience offers girls the lifetime skills they need to discover their personal best; connect with others to build healthy relationships; and take action in their communities to make the world a better place.

You can see photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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