Senate Resolution No. 1609

BY: Senator THOMAS

        CONGRATULATING Jennifer Alden upon the occasion of
        receiving  the  distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award,
        the most prestigious of Scouting honors

  WHEREAS, Through her diligence and rigorous efforts, Jennifer  Alden
has  achieved  Scouting's  highest  and most prestigious honor, the Girl
Scout Gold Award; and

  WHEREAS, Jennifer Alden is a member of the Garden  City  Association
of Girl Scouts; and

  WHEREAS,  America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts  of  the  outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and

  WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and

  WHEREAS, The Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;

  WHEREAS,  Since  1919,  Senior  Girl Scouts have sought to cap their
years in Girl Scouting with the prized  Girl  Scout  Gold  Award,  which
challenges girls to change the world; and

  WHEREAS,  In  order  to  earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
complete  a  rigorous  set  of  service,  leadership  development,   and
skill-building  tasks  leading  up  to  the  final  and most challenging
requirement, the design and completion of a Take  Action  Project;  this
project  must  be  an  issue  of interest to the girl and her community,
employ team-based solutions, and educate and inspire others; and

  WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in  Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and

  WHEREAS,  Jennifer  Alden is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt  her  future  will  be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance  of  this  meritorious  achievement,  to
congratulate   and  honor  Jennifer  Alden  upon  the  occasion  of  her
designation as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted to Jennifer Alden.