INDIANAPOLIS – As Girl Scouts of Central Indiana counts down to this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Leadership Luncheon on November 7 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, I am pleased to lift up this preeminent leadership development organization for girls by honoring 100 past and present Hoosier Girl Scouts.
Since 1917, Girl Scouts has positively influenced the lives of girls by providing them with the skills necessary to become successful leaders. Some of Indiana’s most accomplished women in the arts, business, education, public service, science and technology are Girl Scout alumnae.
For the past decade Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, along with Indiana’s Lieutenant Governors, have recognized past Girl Scouts who are Hoosier leaders, including Judy O’Bannon, Dr. Sue Ellspermann, and The Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt.
I am honored to serve our great state alongside my fellow past Girl Scouts, First Lady Janet Holcomb, State Auditor Tera Klutz, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, and The Honorable Loretta Rush, Chief Justice of the Indiana State Supreme Court.
The values that guided us to leadership are simple and timeless and guide our every step to this day. It is the Girl Scout Law.
“I will do my best to be honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
and responsible for what I say and do.
And to respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
and be a sister to every Girl Scout.”
I charge all Hoosiers to come alongside me to honor the legacy of love and leadership that Girl Scouts provides by supporting them with your time, your gifts and financial support.
I promise you will not regret investing in the promise of Indiana’s future leaders…in education, business…and I hope…our State House!
As we commemorate this historic anniversary together, I encourage all Hoosiers to visit www.girlscoutsindiana.org to learn more about how Girl Scouts continue to make the world, and the state of Indiana, a better place.
Lieutenant Governor, State of Indiana