LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls celebrated National Girl Scout Day at the Township Council Workshop meeting held on March 9. Local troops comprising of Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and Cadets were honored during the mayor's proclamation recognizing March 12, 2020 as National Girl Scouts Day. The day commemorates the anniversary of the first ever Girl Scouts meeting, led by Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low in 1912, who assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia and founded the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.
"Now 108 years later, we can look back and see how Girl Scouts have helped generations of young women develop leadership potential, dedication to community service, and citizenship," said Councilman Al Kahwaty who read Mayor James Damiano's proclamation. "We recognize the Little Falls Girl Scouts and the organization's mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character and making the world a better place."
During the council meeting, Kahwaty said he appreciates seeing the great turnout of groups to the meeting, like the Girl Scouts, that encourage individuals to get involved in their communities.
"It's a pleasure to honor them," he added.
Councilwoman Maria Martini Cordonnier added that the proclamation coincides with International Women's Month for the month of March and March 8 is designated as International Women's Day.
"It's wonderful to give a proclamation to these great young women who are learning to serve," she said.
Councilman Chris Vancheri encouraged residents to support the Girl Scouts in town, especially through the purchase of Girl Scouts cookies.