March 8-14, 2015 was recognized as “Girl Scout Week” in Cape Girardeau. The occasion was marked with a City Council Proclamation, given to local Girl Scouts by Mayor Harry Rediger at City Hall on March 12. The proclamation read as follows:
Whereas, March 12th, 2015, marks the 103rd anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA, founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia; and
Whereas, throughout its long and distinguished history, Girl Scouting has inspired millions of girls and women with the highest ideals of character, conduct, and patriotism; and
Whereas, through Girl Scouting, girls gain courage, conﬁdence and character who make their local communities and the world a better place; and
Whereas, more than 3.2 million current Girl Scout members nationwide will be celebrating 103 years of this American tradition, with nearly 60 million women who are former Girl Scouts and living proof of the impact of this amazing movement.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that I, Harry E. Rediger, Mayor of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, do hereby proclaim the week of March 8th-14th, 2015 as Girl Scout Week in the City and do hereby applaud the commitment Girl Scouting has made to support the leadership development of America’s girls.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, this 12th day of March 2015. Signed, Harry E. Rediger, Mayor.