WHEREAS, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have rendered continuous service to their country and communities since their founding on March 12, 1912 ; and

WHEREAS, we the People of the State of Delaware are aware of the important contribution to community welfare being made by Girl Scout leaders through their work with the youth of the nation ; and

WHEREAS, the Girl Scout organization has grown to more than a million and a half girl members and more than 500,000 adult leaders, who are each day living up to their Promise to Do Their Duty to God and Country, to Help Other People at All Times, and to Live By the Girl Scout Laws of loyalty, honesty, courtesy, cheerfulness, usefulness, kindness, and helpfulness to others ;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim March 6-12, 1955, as


and March 12 as the 43rd anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouting in the United States of America. I therefore call upon all citizens to give the Girl Scouts now and in the coming years the fullest cooperation and support so that increasing numbers of girls may benefit from the splendid program of training in citizenship which the Girl Scout organization offers.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said

(Great Seal) State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Third day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-ninth.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State