Mansfield celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA Monday with a ceremonial presentation.
The organization was founded in Savannah, GA, in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, who “believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually,” according to the Girl Scouts' official Web site.
Prior to the Town Council's regular meeting, Deputy Mayor Antonia Moran, presented the Girl Scouts of Mansfield with a plaque declaring 2012 “The Year of the Girl” in the council chambers of the Audrey P. Beck Municipal Building.
“The volunteers and parents who contribute to this organization really deserve their own separate proclamation,” Moran said. “It could not exist without their support."
Today, nearly 60 million women in the U.S. are Girl Scout alumnae, according to the organization's Web site.