At a regular West Hollywood City Council meeting on Monday, May 1, 2023, the West Hollywood City Council presented the Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles with a proclamation presented Mayor Pro Tem John Erickson, who invited Michelle Green, the Senior Director of People and Culture with the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and other representatives in attendance from other organizations. Troops who were honored that evening included troop 695, troop 1115, troop 70915 and troop 71115, along with Siena Levin from Glendale.
The proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low, also known widely by her nickname, Daisy, started the Girl Scouts in her hometown of Savannah Georgia, for the purpose of encouraging girls to embrace their unique strengths, unlock their full potential, find lifelong friends and create their own opportunities.
And whereas the first girl scout troops was formed in the Greater Los Angeles region in 1922, and presently serves 33,000 Girls Scouts ages five to 17, of all socio economic and cultural backgrounds guided by 17,000 adult volunteers to engage and serve their communities.
And whereas as a way to increase awareness about the organization and raise funds for activities, and programming in 1917, Girl Scout councils and troops began baking cookies as a service project.
And whereas today that tradition continues, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest entrepreneurial program for girls in the world. For six weeks each year, Girl Scouts from all over LA County practice their business skills during cookie season, sometimes run outside some of our establishments here in West Hollywood.
And whereas Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles partners with West Hollywood businesses who allow the girls to set up tables for their cookie customers in front of their shops, and many Girl Scouts give back to their West Hollywood community service and leadership project.
Now therefore, let it be resolved that the West Hollywood City Council hereby recognizes the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles for its partnership with the West Hollywood community and its long standing commitment to teaching girls valuable life skills such as leadership, entrepreneurship, independence, and responsibility and providing girl-led programming that inspires confidence, builds character, and imparts their shared goal of making the world a better place.
“On behalf of the 50,000 members of Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and our staff, we are thrilled to be part of the West Hollywood community,” said Michelle Green “We have had a presence in Greater Los Angeles for a hundred years and this community has welcomed us with open arms.”
The Girl Scout cookie program is the largest entrepreneurial program for girls in the world. For six weeks early each year, Girl Scouts from all over the LA County practice their business skills here on your streets during cookie season.