Girl Scouts Lodge in Balboa Park. Courtesy photo

The San Diego City Council dedicated Tuesday in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts San Diego Council.

The proclamation was presented by City Council members Lorie Zapf and Chris Cate to the Girl Scouts Chief Executive Officer Carol Dedrich, board Chairman Rick Brooks and Girl Scouts from troop 34 in Mira Mesa and troop 366 in Clairemont.

“Nearly 35,000 Girl Scout members in San Diego and Imperial Counties celebrate 100 years of exceptional community service,” Cate said. “The Girl Scouts of America fosters an environment of learning and leadership for future generations of women.”

The Girl Scouts was founded March 12, 1912, in Georgia and the first troop west of the Rockies was established in Coronado in January 1917.

“Troop members live by the Girl Scout Law which states, in part, they will do their best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong and be a sister to every Girl Scout,” Zapf said, reading from the proclamation.

“It’s just a really proud day to be here, and thank you so much for all of your support and everything that you do to help us to empower these young women to become great leaders,” Dedrich said. “It’s a great day.”

—City News Service

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