STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have rendered continuous service to their country and community since their founding on March 12, 1912; and
WHEREAS, we the people of the State of Delaware are aware of the important contribution to civil defense being made by Girl Scout leaders through their work with the youth of the nation, thereby providing a service; and
WHEREAS, the Girl Scout organization has almost a million and a half girls and 400,000 adults who are each day living up to their pledge to Do Their Duty to God and Country, to Help Other People at All Times, and to Live by the Girl Scout Laws. These said laws enjoining honesty, loyalty, courtesy, cheerfulness, usefulness and helpfulness to others:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim 1952
GIRL SCOUT ANNIVERSARY YEAR
and call upon all citizens to give the Girl Scouts now and in the coming years the fullest cooperation and support in order that increasing numbers of girls may join the ranks of the Girl Scouts as part of a great and growing force for freedom.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Thirty-first day of January, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.