A proclamation: Girl Scout Cookie Day, Jan. 2, 2014

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA

A PROCLAMATION GIRL SCOUT COOKIE DAY

WHEREAS:

For 101 years, Georgia Girl Scouts have been engaged in leadership development and have served as a resource for the growth and development of girls in our state; and

WHEREAS:

Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls in grades K-1 2 discover themselves and their values, connect with other girls, and take action to make the world a better place; and

WHEREAS:

Continued support of volunteers, caregivers, and the community is vital to the success of our state's young women and the Girl Scout Cookie Program which affords girls the life and decision-making skills to become successful young businesswomen in their communities; and

WHEREAS:

Girl Scout Cookie Day is an opportunity to recognize the Girl Scout Cookie Program and the five business skills girls learn by participating in the program: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics; and

WHEREAS:

It is important that our state continue the legacy founded by the esteemed Georgian Juliette Gordon Low by supporting this world renowned organization and its members; now

THEREFORE:

I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim February 7, 2014, as GIRL SCOUT COOKIE DAY in Georgia and applaud those who are committed to furthering the leadership development of girls in our state.

In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 2nd day of January in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen.

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