We are pretty busy getting ready for an exciting next couple of weeks filled with celebrating incredible women far and wide who are making our world a better place!
On June 2, we will be hosting our 23rd Annual Woman of Merit Dinner at the Italian Center of Stamford. Throughout the evening, we will celebrate the Gold Award Centennial and discuss how important Girl Scouting is for our girls across the state, Mary Galligan, director at Deloitte & Touche, and Brigadier General Tammy Smith, Commanding General of the 98th Training Division (IET), will be honored with the Woman of Merit Award.
The Woman of Merit Award is given honor of Alice Pattison Merritt, an extraordinary public leader who became the first woman elected to the Connecticut Senate. Merritt was also instrumental in bringing Girl Scouting to girls in Connecticut.
Mary and Brigadier General Smith are both leaders who demonstrate the Girl Scout values of leadership, personal achievement, and service to the community, and we are so excited to hear the stories of two incredible women who are inspiring our girls to make a sustainable and meaningful change in their communities. I hope you can join us!
Speaking of girls who are making a sustainable change, on June 5 we will honor the 86 Girl Scouts across the state who earned their Gold Award at Naugatuck Valley Community College. As you know, this year is the Gold Award Centennial, so we are thrilled that we have such an incredible number this year!
We are also excited to have Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, our official spokesperson for the Gold Award Centennial, join us at the ceremony to speak to the girls about the importance of civil engagement! Please join us as we celebrate 100 Years of Changing the World!
Since 1916, approximately one million Girl Scouts have earned this highest honor, and we are excited to see how many more incredible young women will continue to change the world in the next 100 years!
Yours in Girl Scouting,