March 12 marks Girl Scouts' 101st anniversary. In Colorado, Girl Scouts will celebrate the occasion on Monday, March 11, with Troop 54370 of Aurora leading the pledge of allegiance to open the day's session on the House of Representatives floor.
Girl Scouts of Colorado has also declared March 10-16, 2013, as Girl Scout Week across the state. Girl Scout Week celebrates the organization's century of commitment to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
2012 was a memorable year for Girl Scouts as it celebrated 100 years. During 2012, Girl Scouts launched ToGetHerThere, the largest, boldest advocacy and fundraising cause dedicated to girls' leadership in the nation's history. This multi-year effort seeks to create gender-balanced leadership — the equal representation of women in leadership positions in all sectors and levels of society — within one generation.
Women now represent half of the workforce in this country, and more than half of this country's college students and graduates are women. But while progress has been made, there is still a shortage of women in leadership roles. In fact, as of 2012, only 3.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and women make up 16.6 percent of corporate boards.
While Girl Scouts of Colorado is making a difference, there's still a long way to go to help more girls on their path to leadership. Find out how you can play your part in this movement by visiting girlscoutsof
colorado.org or by calling 1-877-404-5708.