Girl Scouts Celebrate Women's Leadership at Capitol Hill Event With U.S. Treasurer, Congressional Members and Other Leaders

Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:20am EST

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NEW YORK,  Feb. 27, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Girl Scouts of the  USA 
CEO  Anna Maria Chavez  and Seventeen of Girl Scouts Gold Award recipients from
around the country will join Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios and more
than 100 other leaders on Capitol Hill in  Washington, D.C.  on  Feb. 28  to
celebrate women's leadership and the second century of Girl Scouting.

The leadership breakfast will bring together outstanding women and men from the
public and private sectors and will include members of Girl Scouts Honorary
Troop Capitol Hill, made up of all the female Members of Congress. A key feature
of the event will be recognizing Girl Scout Gold Award recipients and five of
the 2013 Young Women of Distinction - girls that have earned the Gold Award and
were selected by an external committee with representatives from leading
nonprofit organizations, Girl Scout partners and funders. Both recognitions
require significant planning and project management within their communities,
and are awarded at the Girl Scout Senior and Girl Scout Ambassador levels.  

"Girl Scouting is all about creating girls of courage and confidence who will
make our world a better place.  For one day, we will bridge the gap between
generations, bringing together the leaders of tomorrow - the amazing young women
who have earned the Girl Scout's highest honor, the Gold Award,- with the
leaders of today," said  Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the  USA. "The
energy in the room will be palpable, as these incredible young women interface
directly with some of the most successful and influential women from both the
private and public sectors.  It will be a true meeting of the minds, one that
will speak to the power of Girl Scouting to change lives and, in the process,
shape our future."

Girl Scouts of the  USA  completes its centennial year on  March 12, 2013, and
the breakfast also will serve as a launch celebration of the 2013 Girl Scouts of
the  USA  Centennial Silver Dollar. Beginning on  February 28  at  noon ET, the
coin will be available through the United States Mint and in select Girl Scout
council shops nationwide. For information on the coin, visit  or, or dial 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). 

About Girl Scouts of the  USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the  USA  is the preeminent leadership
development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members
worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development,
and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a
better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United
States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the  USA  also serves American girls
and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90
countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or
donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (212-852-8000) or visit

SOURCE  Girl Scouts of the  USA

Joshua Ackley, Girl Scouts of the USA, +1-212-852-8038,

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