FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The mayor and council proclaimed March 12 - 18 as Girl Scout Week in the Township of Franklin Wednesday, March 15, at the council meeting. 

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts' birthday, March 12, according to multiple Girl Scouts' websites. 

The proclamation calls on the citizens of Franklin Township "to recognize and support the contributions made by Girl Scouts and adult volunteers toward improving the quality of life in our community."

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Franklin Township has 147 adult volunteers and nearly 300 girls in grades K-12 involved with the Girl Scouts, according to the proclamation. 

This Saturday, March 18, many of them will be out serving the community in recognition of Community Service Day. 

Councilwoman At-Large Shanel Robinson read the proclamation to the Girl Scouts:

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor in Girl Scouting. In order to earn the award, a Girl Scout must be in grades 9-12, and they have to make a measurable and sustainable difference in their community by assessing a need and designing a solution. 

They are also responsible for finding the resources to make the project happen, complete the project and inspire others to sustain it. 

Some of the Girl Scouts spoke to the council and the community about there projects:

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