By Senator Rinehart


     WHEREAS, March 12, 1992, is the eightieth anniversary of the establishment of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America; and


     WHEREAS, On March 16, 1950, the Girl Scouts became the first youth organization for girls and young women to be granted a federal charter; and


     WHEREAS, Through annual reports required by its charter to be submitted to the Congress of the United States, the Girl Scouts regularly inform the nation of their progress; and


     WHEREAS, The program and activities of the Girl Scouts instill in the girls and young women of the nation principles that are moral and ethical, and habits, practices, and attitudes that are conducive to good character, citizenship, health, and services; and


     WHEREAS, By fostering in girls and young women the qualities upon which the strength of the nation depends, the Girl Scouts of America has significantly contributed to the advancement of the nation;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That March 12, 1992, is designated as "Girl Scouts of America Eightieth Anniversary Day" and the citizens of the state are called upon to honor the Girl Scouts of America; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Inland Empire Girl Scout Council, the Mid-Columbia Girl Scout Council, the Pacific Peaks Girl Scout Council, and the national office of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America in Washington D.C.